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“The word ‘Ontology,’ simply means the study of the nature of being.
The ontology of digital games includes participation as a core activity. The cybernetic relationship between the human and the machine that is enacted when a player plays a computer game, is defined by participation.”
So what is participation? Joost Raessens has said it is a combination of Multimedia, Virtuality, Interactivity and connectivity which are all interlaced with one another (Playful identites). Participatory media in gaming has been around since the dawn of digital time with different games as Mario been taking from the gaming world into main stream media culture across different platforms. This includes fan art, movies, books and other spin off games from the mario main world. Though in saying this media participation doesnt have to be on this scale or soley about been in…
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