DailyDirt: Not Playing To Win Can Be Fun

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Playing video games can become an obsession. Just like some people like to re-read books they’ve already read over and over again, some gamers play their favorite games even after they’ve finished all the levels in a game. And now, there are more and more games that don’t really have an ending, so you could just keep playing the game forever until you got bored — or figured out your own goals to accomplish in the game. Here are just a few examples of gamers getting creative with how they play.

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Watchit (profile) says:

Re: Re: What?

Yes that’s Twitch Plays Pokemon, but only in democracy mode. I’d just write that down as the author not fully understanding what was going on, or getting only a partial view of the event. But that’s fine too.

To explain for those who don’t know:
Most of the time the twitch stream is in anarchy mode where the game takes in every command at once, with some latency of course. To get into democracy mode the stream needs a super majority.

Ninja (profile) says:

Reminds me of that mahjong anime… If memory serves there was the main character called Saki that got pro at scoring exactly zero so she would be always in the middle of the players avoiding being mocked for being the loser and being bullied by her siblings for winning too much. One must note that scoring exactly zero several games in a row is an insane strategic exercise. Still it could be fun.

Take the RPGs for instance. I like those that need strategy to win. Or those that allow you to become so overpower that the fun is how to kill a boss without taking damage for instance. Or those that you can up the difficulty to insanity and still be able to beat it if executing the things carefully (and in a reasonable time frame). Disgaea comes to mine for this last example!

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