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  • adj. Of or pertaining to simulation

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Examples

  • "Video games imply an enormous paradigm shift for our culture because they represent the first complex simulational media for the masses".

    Videogames will save the world!

  • The answer is far from as simple as I am proposing, as numerous other legitimate, real factors come into play, however I am of the inclination that it is because many people do not have the requisite experience with simulation, and indeed with engaging seriously with simulational media, that is required to accept and understand the reasoning behind creating something like Super Columbine Massacre RPG.

    A post for Xenia: Simulation and an apologetic explanation of Super Columbine Massacre RPG

  • Frasca says that indeed ‘Video games imply an enormous paradigm shift for our culture because they represent the first complex simulational media for the masses’ [7].

    A post for Xenia: Simulation and an apologetic explanation of Super Columbine Massacre RPG

  • It's a touch of simulational veracity-- of physicality-- that may throw other conceits into sharp relief I still automatically absorb fallen enemies' ammo by stepping on their guns? but nonetheless creates a meaningful impression of being there in the moment.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Practically, I'm mostly railing against the perceived need for a compulsory narrative spine in games that pass a certain threshold of simulational fidelity.

    The immersion model of meaning

  • But as our industry rides a wave of visual fidelity ever forward, our reliance on game genres tied to the assimilation of concrete rulesets only deepens the schism between player expectations and simulational veracity.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Many games help develop practical skills, serve as a form of exercise, or otherwise perform an educational, simulational or psychological role.

    Go Pats!

  • In my experience, having a greater amount of simulational complexity does, in general, improve the verisimilitude of a game.

    When do Themes Collide?

  • I.e. simulational connects should be accepted and working.

    Freelancer.com - New Projects

  • Gonzalo Frasca, the granddaddy of academic videogame theory, says that in media that is simulational (videogames), unlike traditional narrative’s with which most people have already had significant exposure to in the form of film, books, etc, you can’t actually come to grips with it from the outside or without experiencing it for yourself.

    Archive 2008-12-01

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