Is This A Game? (The Game Police)

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  1. Game of the Year

  2. I like that the main takeaway of this funny little thing is “Let’s just focus on something else”. Feels both reasonable and liberating.

  3. I love this GAME. I wonder who is behind the Game Police twitter account.

  4. Wow, completely misses the point of the game/not-game distinction and creates comical straw men to mock. This glorified blog post adds nothing to a conversation it doesn’t even understand.

    • If you want to avoid committing precisely the same sin you’re leveling against this bit of parody, maybe you ought to explain your supposed “point of the game/not-game distinction”?

      If there’s a point to the Game Police’s performance (in this piece and elsewhere) it’s that the “not a game!” cry is routinely used to police boundaries in ways that overshadow any possible tangible benefit.

      • >the “not a game!” cry is routinely used to police boundaries in ways that overshadow any possible tangible benefit

        I think Regi’s point is that that, while arguably true in some instances, that perspective can be deeply shallow and reductive.

        • ‘Deeply shallow’ is a fun phrase.

          (Also, I’d like to change my answer to: “if there’s a point to the Game Police’s performance it’s that this sort of discussion is a silly waste of time and energy.” Apologies for engaging!)

  5. :cool: Thanks!

    Glad I’m not the only frustrated with the discourse about this silly issue. Game Police is cute but it isn’t helping.