Opa-Opa wrote:There are not games.
Just because they are run using a video/visual medium.
I was referring to the comments on Buzz, Guitar Hero, and Rock Band; sorry I should have made that clear!
Anything played through the audio/visual medium and has a purpose or goal that is achieved through the user/medium interaction is a game... they are audio-video-games!? So Brain Training: definitely Yes, Wii Fit, well it does fit my description. Even if the â€˜goalâ€™ isnâ€™t an on screen one!
Opa-Opa wrote:Is the classic game Simon a Video game..?
Not the original plastic game no, but if it were a computer port then yes, because then it's still a 'game' played through video.
This is funny, the pap like Brian training is made to make money FROM the thickies who can't get to grips with real games...
Nop, it's aimed at a different audience/demographic than Mario.
Opa-Opa wrote:How on earth is Brain training anything like Battle Chess on the Amiga or Tetris..?
Err, obviously because ther'e all 'brain' games designed to make you think about what you are doing. Same principle as all the other 'puzzle' based games; whether it be on or off the video screen!?!?
Antiriad2097 wrote:Nobody is disputing chess is a game, but its not really a videogame as it doesn't need video to play it.
Well to my mind it's a video game if it's played through the medium of video. So I see my Sargon Chess on the VIC 20 as a 'video game', not it's not the same a Gorf, but they are still two (video) games for my VIC
SirClive wrote:Needing video is not the definition of a videogame though. Does that mean FIFA or Virtua Tennis or Formula 1 Grand Prix aren't games?
Donâ€™t get you here. The games played on a computer/console are video games. The real thing isnâ€™t!?!? I may be being think, not intentionally obtuse, but I canâ€™t see the argument in a lot of these posts. But I am trying
sleeper77 wrote:So we wait and see the sales Samba De Amigo gets. If it goes into the top 10 charts and is advertised on TV with casual-non stereotypical looking videogamers, then I await to hear what the "hardcore gamers" say and if the original Dreamcast version still retains its past status as a harcore game.
A good point! But I suspect they will just say, oh the original DC game is a classic, but the Wii rehash was just for retarded casual-gamers
But really a good game is a good game, I like Samba, I also like Buzz and Guitar Hero, oh and a lot of games that are seen as very niche indeed!
Hey, Iâ€™m not picking on Opa, he just seems to have raised most of the points I wanted to reply to
So, what do you think qualifies as a â€˜video gameâ€™?
Is an adaptation of chess, monopoly, connect-fore etc a video game?
Is an adaptation of paper based puzzles (scrabble, word-search etc) a game?
What type of puzzle based programs would you class as games?
When can rhythm based programs be classed as games?
Iâ€™m seriously interested, not knocking or mockingâ€¦