This awesome video by Extra Credits highlights the different types of players and motivations in an elegant way, referencing Bartle's Taxonomy!
GLHF is a series that looks to better understand the dynamics of sportsmanship in video games, today we are taking a look at how manners are being taught and propagated among players, and the presence of kindness in competition. If you like this article please feel free to check out the rest of the series: pt. 1: Sportsmanship in video games… [ 774 more words ]
GLHF is a series that looks to better understand the dynamics of sportsmanship in video games, today we are starting with a brand of manners that falls somewhere in the middle, which offers us a glimpse at both how players have fun for themselves, and how at times that can cost their teammates and / or benefit their opponents. If you like this article please feel free to check out the rest of the series: [ 1,175 more word ]
In video games, sportsmanship can sometimes be hard to come by. Online play creates an atmosphere of boldness behind anonymity, which simultaneously empowers shy, kindhearted players to feel safe seeking friends and allows villainous trolls to attack and lash out at everyone they meet. In this world of raging, bad manners, hate speech, and griefing, I have been pleasantly surprised by the evolution of sportsmanship and cooperative culture within the online / multiplayer / pvp gaming communities. [ 274 more words ]
An interesting look at how politics can shape a game world