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Spam Spam Spam Humbug 83 - What's In a Game?
What is a game, why do we play games, and why do we keep playing them? ----more---- Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Google Play | Subscribe on TuneIn | Subscribe on Stitcher | Subscribe on Podbean | Subscribe on Android Co-Producers This episode of Spam Spam Spam Humbug is brought to you by our Patreon backers; thank you to everyone who supports Spam Spam Spam Humbug and the Ultima Codex by that means. And, as always, a hearty thank you to our Patreon co-producers: Seth, Dominik, Chris, Violation, Adam, Avatar's Radio, Erik, Thorwan, Pascal, Neil, Helgraf, Aaron, the Hearth of Britannia, Edward, Stirring Dragon, and Cranberry. New Ultima Dragons Facebook: Andres, David, Vladmir, Craig, Javier, Katie, Chloe, Catalin, Jaro, Matthew, Thomas, Janie, Mark, Andrea, Joseph, Guillermo Podcast Topic(s) Springboarding, more or less, from this article (which attempts to define, academically, what a game is), we ask the question of what games are, and — more importantly — why we play them, and what keeps us playing them time and again. Also referenced: That seminal work, A Theory of Fun for Game Design, by former Ultima Online designer Raph Koster. Support Spam Spam Spam Humbug Patreon | Buy Games at GOG | Like Ultima on Facebook | Follow the Ultima Codex on Twitter Join the Ultima Community UDIC.org | Ultima Dragons on Facebook | Ultima Dragons on Google+ | Follow the Ultima Dragons on Twitter | Ultima Dragons on Slack | The Weyrmount | Ultima Dragons on Discord Send Feedback Send Us an Email | Leave a Voice Message | Join Us on Discord Where to Find Us Online WtFD - Twitter | Facebook | The Ultima Codex | About.me Boolean - Twitter | Eight Virtues Games | YouTube | 8VRadio Goldenflame - Tapestry of Ages Games | Twitter | Facebook | SoundCloud Draxenath - Steam | Record of the Dragon Goddess Music Ultima VI Gates of Creation by OC ReMixview more
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