Speaking of Role-Playing
Just a short post really. But I was thinking of all of the conversations about what constitutes a “video game”, and I have been wondering about online role-playing games. Perhaps a little too late for me to start contemplating this since my entry has already been written and printed on this, but thinking about my daughter’s participation in online forum-style role-playing games I wonder if my original definition was too narrow – thinking mostly of games like Asheron’s Call, EverQuest, etc while omitting most games that exist solely on the web. Funny especially since the history comes out of text based MUDs. Is this my own (un/subconscious) delineation of what a ‘real’ video game is? Like the flash games versus ‘video’ game debate? [I will dig up some links later].