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Gamasutra - Salen: Gaming Becoming 'More Collective, Not Individual'

Game designer and researcher Katie Salen sees games, society, and culture colliding, as the world becomes increasingly networked -- but as this happens, is the medium we know as "video games" losing its definition?

During a keynote address for the SIGGRAPH Sandbox Symposium, Salen recalled how searching for game-related terms such as "digital," "immersion," "strategy," and "game" in the iTunes music store returned music by a diverse selection of artists including Joy Division, Disturbed, Sean Paul, and Lil' Romeo.

"It's interesting to see how these terms are operationalized in culture," she says.

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