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April 14, 2012 at 7:17am
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Ben Abraham elaborates on why the term “immersion” is a really shitty way to describe experience with videogames, and I would say, other media.

Gordon Calleja’s book In-Game: From Immersion to Incorporation extends this idea in an interesting way. He puts attention (as he terms it “involvement”) as a necessary step between disinterested media consumption and that special state of playing games (which he calls “incorporation”). It still suffers from some of the problems of immersion (for instance, into what are we incorporated?), but it’s worth consideration.

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  1. discovergames reblogged this from rumirumirumirumi and added:
    I emailed Ben Abraham (who produced and wrote the video) regarding some of my reservations, and his response actually...
  2. rumirumirumirumi reblogged this from dropouthangoutspaceout and added:
    Gordon Calleja’s book In-Game: From Immersion to Incorporation extends this idea in an interesting way. He puts...
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