Interesting article from the “Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication” that was picked up by Reuters.
“To argue that MMO game play is isolated and passive media consumption in place of informal social engagement is to ignore the nature of what participants actually do behind the computer screen,” they state. “In the case of MMOs, game play is more akin to playing five-person poker in a neighborhood tavern that is accessible from your own living room.”
Hey! This is something I’ve been saying for years…glad to see some people are starting to agree with it.
Full story on Yahoo! News.