Hello, My name is Peter Corless. I am a game designer, and I have been addicted to computer games since 2001. However, I have been a game designer for decades, going back to a career at West End Games in the 1980s, and a lifelong interest going back into my childhood in the 1960s and 1970s. Over the course of this millennium, I purposefully addicted myself and subjected myself to various computer games, both standalone and online games, in order to understand a great deal of what makes for addictive and destructive games, and what makes for healthy and fun games which do not have addictive properties. I would like to see if we can change the course of human events here by declaring some truths to be self-evident. This includes the very game design practices which result in addictive behavior are usually poor choices of game design and marketing which destroy the very communities game designers say they wish to attract. Yet before I speak too much about my own theories, I wished to engage the Olganon community with a series of questions: 1. "Are games any good?" Do you believe there are any good, positive reasons to play a game? If so, what? 2. "What distinguishes a destructive/bad game?" 3.." What are the characteristics (tangible or readily perceived) which foster good gaming?" 4. "What suggestions do you have for game designers to make their games just as fun, but less addictive and destructuve?"
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1. "Zoom" OLGA (for gamers) voice meeting every SUNDAY night (new day) at 9 PM Eastern time. Here is a link to the "Zoom" OLGA meeting Room: OLGA Zoom meeting room. Code is OLGA
Hope to see you there! Click here for more information about these meetings - "Google Meet" meeting Information If you have questions about the meetings or getting into the meeting or want to talk, call Reggie, the chairperson at 314-709-8092. He will assist you.
2. "Google Meet" meeting for family members (OLG-Anon) on Sunday evening at 9:00 PM Eastern time. You must be logged into your gmail account to join. If you don't have one, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call our hot-line 612-245-1115. Here is the link to the "Google Meet" meeting room: OLG-Anon "Google Meet" meeting room
3. "ZOOM" meeting for Gamers (OLGA) and family members (OLG-Anon) on MONDAY evening at 7:30 PM Eastern time. Here is the link to the "ZOOM" meeting (4-18-2021 This is a new link....) : Zoom meeting room . Julian is the chairperson for the OLGA meeting and Leavenwoman is the chairperson for the OLG-Anon meeting. Private message them if you have questions. Logon info for family HERE. Logon info for gamers HERE
4. On-line chat meeting for parents held THURSDAYS 9 PM Eastern Time. Go here to go OLGAnon Meeting Chatroom. (You must be logged in to enter the OLGAnon chatroom).
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