Comments on: Social gaming — what the real players say Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 By: EllieK Mon, 08 Nov 2010 20:57:54 +0000 Odd thing that all these Zynga and many other games, whether on Facebook or not, are described as “Social Games”. It’s a misnomer in most cases, because one is really just competing against oneself in most cases, but playing the game on a social networking site. That isn’t absolutely true, as there is some component of “sociality” in the notorious Farmville.

However, when I think of social gaming, I think of those Massively Mutliplayer Online Role Play Games, like World of Warcraft, or non-fantasy versions of the same.

Actually, the first thing that came to my mind when I read this headline about Social Games was Linden Lab’s Second Life. Imagine my surprise when I saw that the one other comment, by @zigojacko on 27 Oct 2010, made reference to Second Life as well! Not something I see very often! I smiled, and reminded myself to read Reuters online more often….

By: zigojacko Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:32:59 +0000 There is a lot of talk about social gaming lately, it’s getting huge right now. I think there will be a lot of opportunity for other big brands to get involved just like McDonald’s as you mention in this article. Almost like a newer Second Life.

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