Looking to propose a panel on Video Gaming to the National PCA/ACA conference in April. We need four people and our third realized he can't attend.
Reading and Playing Video Games: Issues of Control
The word control has many implications when it is used in connection with video games. Obviously on a basic level, unlike other media, if a player does not control the game, there is no experience. You must participate to keep the story moving forward. Enjoyment of the experience can also connect to control. For many players, pleasure comes from the equilibrium between the player's control over the game and the game's control over the player.