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Papers/Notes: Games and Players

Monday, April 12
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

The Rogue in the Lovely Black Dress: Intimacy in World of Warcraft
Tyler Pace, Indiana University, USA
Shaowen Bardzell, Indiana University, USA
Jeffrey Bardzell, Indiana University, USA

This paper contributes to the theorization of online intimacy through a critical analysis of 62 player accounts of intimate events in World of Warcraft. Four intimacy themes are explored.

Physical Activity Motivating Games: Virtual Rewards for Real Activity
Shlomo Berkovsky, CSIRO, Australia
Mac Coombe, CSIRO, Australia
Jill Freyne, CSIRO, Australia
Dipak Bhandari, CSIRO, Australia
Nilufar Baghaei, CSIRO, Australia

We present and evaluate a novel design that leverages engagement with computer games to motivate players to perform physical activity while playing: players gain virtual rewards for real activity performed.

Understanding and Evaluating Cooperative Games
Magy Seif El-Nasr, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Bardia Aghabeigi, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Mona Erfani, Simon Fraser University, Canada
David Milam, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Beth Lameman, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Hamid Maygoli, New Media Research and Education, Canada
Sang Mah, Bardel Entertainment, Canada

To enhance next generation cooperative games, we present a validated Cooperative Performance Metrics (CPMs) and results of a study using the CPMs to analyze four cooperative games for kids.

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