1 Being “ in the Game ”

@inproceedings{Jennett20081B,
  title={1 Being “ in the Game ”},
  author={Charlene Ianthe Jennett},
  year={2008}
}
When people describe themselves as being “in the game” this is often thought to mean they have a sense of presence, i.e. they feel like they are in the virtual environment (Brown & Cairns, 2004). Presence is currently being emphasised in modern gaming technologies (e.g. Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii) and it is thought that games which engender presence will be more enjoyable (Ravaja et al. 2006). However such views may be misguided. Presence research traditionally focuses on user experiences in… CONTINUE READING

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