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Digital Storytelling by Carolyn Handler Miller

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CHAPTER 11

Video Games

What are some of the most important genres of video games, and why is it helpful to know what the different genres are?

In what ways are games growing more cinematic?

What is it about video games that makes them so appealing to gamers?

What can we learn from video games that we can apply to other forms of interactive entertainment?

LOOKING BACK

The video game is the first form of computer-based fun ever devised, making it the granddaddy of all digital interactive entertainment. The arcade version of Pong, the oldest of all commercial games, debuted in 1972, almost two decades before the introduction of the World Wide Web and long before the development of wireless games, DVDs, virtual reality, and other forms of interactive ...

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