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Friday, September 01, 2006

Homework for 9/1

The researchers were trying to observe users playing games involving computer supported cooperative play, focusing on specific data, such as identity, sociability and communication medium, and their relationships. Essentially, the researchers are attempting to study groups of videogamers who take part in cooperative gameplay with other gamers, instead of merely playing alone or with "the computer". Through cooperative play, the gamer is entering into a type of social scene, while taking part in the larger activity of the game. Researchers used focus groups to study the gamers sociability and communication with the videogame.


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