We whine about doing chores, yet we enjoy tending to our gardens in video games. Why is that?
Filed under Video Game Misc., Video Games: Reader Q&A
Tagged as bored, chores, garden, real life, video games
Actually, I have transferred all my gaming skills to the real world. As a result, my job performance improved.
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What do you think?
Games are (usually) voluntary; work and chores aren’t. Games also tend to provide predictable rewards, as they tend to be designed in ways that keep people coming back. Jobs, etc. tend to have quite a bit of unfairness in them, as they weren’t really designed to be fair or fun, but to make business owners/shareholders more money. That is IF a jobs was designed at all for the actual people who do them. Ian Bogost would say that it is because we aren’t treating chores/tasks seriously enough, that they aren’t fun. His video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78rPt0RsosQ
For XP so we can advance the plot? For the happy little chime when we do something well? Hm, I think you just gave me an idea for a post… 🙂
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When tending my garden gives me rupees, then I’ll enjoy IRL chores 🙂
We get rewarded for doing chores in video games (most of the time) so there is more incentive to complete them. 😉
This isn’t always true. I hear that a lot of people moaned about the chores in No More Heroes.
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