PBS Game/Show Explores What a Game Actually Is and Why It Matters

PBS Game/Show host Jamin Warren recently explored what a game actually is and why it matters. Rather than declaring the question irrelevant like some have previously, Warren specifically explores what game formalists consider a game and what game abstractionists consider a game.

WHAT IS A GAME? It seems like an easy question to answer, and one, that if not already answered, has been at least a lot. A LOT. Not only that, but everyone seems to fall on different sides of the line when it comes to answering it. Games like Gone Home, Mountain, and Journey have made us question what it even means to BE a game anymore. But if they’re games, is everything a game?

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