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…

Games WITH Play

Mr. Golumbia, I believe many of the points in your article, “Games Without Play,” to be valid. The actions and requirements of an MMORPG can be repetitive and rote and many of them can feel like a job. “Ah. This time I need to collect 12 bear skins instead of 8 ram horns.” It is…

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…

Knowledge is Power

In David Golumbia’s Games without Play, he writes a portion of his passage on Leveling Up and Machtgelust, the idea of a lust for power being what drives the games such as World of Warcraft can be linked to almost every game I would believe.  The idea of this gaining power and flaunting ones power can be seen in different…

The World of Pry

It seems like eons ago, as Katherine Hales puts it in her essay on digital literature, when people were bending the rules to expand the world of literature to printed books. It was a monumental change that helped launch a new era of Renaissance and it helped to establish a new benchmark for education. Today,…

Micro-Writing 3: Games?

Writer David Golumbia’s article, “Games_without_Play,” has been posted online and you, as one who has studied digital literature and played Gone Home, have been asked to post a comment in response.  Please compose a 500-700 word response to Golumbia and post it to our class blog. Consider your context. What is the genre of the comment,…