Friday, June 15, 2007

Is a virtual world a game, and vice versa?

There's a great post discussion over at Cuppytalk on what exactly defines a game and what makes some a virtual world and others not.

Cuppycake says:

"All games are virtual worlds, but not all virtual worlds are online games."
Not sure that I agree with that quote though. To me a game, whether PC or console, has a start and an end, whereas virtual worlds have neither. In that sense, most games ARE NOT virtual worlds. What's your take on it?


Anonymous said...

While I mostly agree with you, I would say Oblivion is one game that really feels like it's own world. Totally massive and you can play forever.

CrazyKinux said...

There will always be gray zones. I've never played the game, but I know it's gotten great reviews.