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Monday, September 13, 2010

Introduction

My name is zman and when this blog launches it will be dedicated to the art of powergaming.


Powergaming (or power gaming) is a style of interacting with games or game-like systems with the aim of maximising progress towards a specific goal, to the exclusion of other considerations such as (in videogames, boardgames, and roleplaying games) storytelling, atmosphere, camaraderie, and fun. Due to its focus on the letter of the rules over the spirit of the rules, it is often seen as unsporting, un-fun, or unsociable. This behaviour is most often found in games with a wide range of game features, lengthy campaigns or prize tournaments such as role-playingmassively multiplayer or collectible games.



7 comments:

  1. I wish i had enough time on my hand to do this.

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  2. Hmm, powergaming seems like an unfulfilling way to play a game but I'm definitely intrigued on how you'll expand on this

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  3. I like the premise of this blog. I hope at some point you get into fighters and compare button mashers vs mid level vs pros. Street Fighter and Soul Caliber come to mind. Keep up the solid posts but watch who you add.

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