All Work and No Play…

Sitting down to think about how I could go about commenting on this long paper, I thought to myself “Why should I comment on the entire paper when I can look at specific parts of it and draw questions, concerns, and/or comments from those parts?” “…[play’s] reception in literary theory as well as in culture…

Games?

One of my classmates, Louis, described David Golumbia’s piece, “Games without Play,” as a rant, and I think Louis is right. Golumbia spends a lot of time basically complaining very densely about people that have began to misinterpret the word “play” with the evolution of video games. But I believe his piece goes a little…

My Question to You, Golumbia.

Golumbia, Your article “Games without Play” within the New Literary History, Vol. 40, No. 1, was a captivating read and created many new discussions on subjects that previously contained little thought and controversy. But now, questions are raised and I am look for answers. I will try to explain my interpretations then pose my question to…

Can There Be Game Without Play

Can There Be Game Without Play  How does one define play or game? David Golumbia says that play is what we do when using a game. When I sit down and use a game, I consider myself as playing that game. Golumbia believes that the words game and play are being misunderstood. In the article…

Is It Gaming or Working?

While reading Games Without Play by David Golumbia, you may feel intrigued to carry on with reading his work, or perhaps feel like the concepts are dragging on and that he should just get to the point. Whatever the case may be, you cannot deny the fact that Golumbia invokes all types of ideas into…

Games Without Play Response

Golumbia writes alot about games without play, and I believe he makes some valid points. I also believe he rants on about whether or not games are “play”. I will elaborate on this in my discussion, and I disagree on most of what he has said. I believe Golumbia over-analyzes the word “play” and its…

Games Without Play Response

Golumbia’s writing was very interesting and most definitely thought provoking. I would like to focus on one of the sections called “Gaming as Work” and the idea that games are work,  and the pleasure we get out of it, is the pleasure of completion. Throughout his writing Golumbia presents a fair argument, and broadens the ideas…