As stated in my pitch, I often observe my boyfriend play video games and online games. In the variety of games he plays, I find there would be certain terminology used that I would often perceive as confusing and made it harder to understand the game. I wanted to take that confusion and turn it into curiosity, therefore leading me to my DA around understanding the terminology used in video games/ online games.
In an article titled ‘Introduction: Conceptual games or the Language of Video Games’, Jagoda (2018) states how “video games have introduced a new language,” as each game involves different types of genres, skills, strategy, concepts etc. The terminology used, serves as a medium for players as it allows them to communicate with each other during games.
This is just some very brief research I have started to collect in order to understand and transform my curiosity into knowledge. I’m interested in seeing how this develops as I engage more with games and gain different perspectives.
Jagoda, P 2018, ‘Introduction: Conceptual Games, or the Language of Video Games’, Critical Inquiry, 45(1), pp.130-136.