The video we had to watch for class today is easily one of the most interesting things I’ve seen in all of game studies. At all. I had never thought of games in that way, as the “aesthetic expression of rationalization.” It makes a lot of sense though, even just by going to the most basal level of a game being an assumption that an experience can be systematized.
Now, I do have a question. My definition of a game is very broad, really; to me, a game is “a voluntary attempt to overcome unnecessary obstacles because some aspect is uncertain.” I’m curious what other people think about the video’s premise, my devotion, and where they intersect (if they do, my assumption is that they do somehow).
Also, as a note, Capitalism is a fantastic game if you’re into Excel, spreadsheets, and efficiency.