Why and When ‘Laughing out Loud’ in Game Playing

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    Abstract

    Playing games is fun. Being visible to others and knowing about others in social media is fun. Obviously, other factors are involved. We want to play games to escape from daily life, and we want to play games in order to satisfy our needs to compete and win, with other words, to prove ourselves in game situations where we are confronted with challenges that we think we can master. There are video games where a single player has to deal with the game challenges. There are games where individual players compete with each other, there are multiplayer games where multiple gamers can act in teams and compete and collaborate. Playing these games is fun. Can humor contribute to fun in video games?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputational Humor 2012
    Subtitle of host publicationextended abstacts of the (3rd international) Workshop on Computational Humor
    EditorsAnton Nijholt
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Pages7-13
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2012
    Event3rd International Workshop on Computational Humor 2012 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 8 Jun 20128 Jun 2012

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Workshop Proceedings
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente
    NumberWP12-02
    ISSN (Print)0929-0672
    ISSN (Electronic)0929-0672

    Workshop

    Workshop3rd International Workshop on Computational Humor 2012
    CountryNetherlands
    CityAmsterdam
    Period8/06/128/06/12

    Keywords

    • METIS-287871
    • Humor
    • IR-80533
    • EWI-21848
    • MMORPG
    • HMI-IA: Intelligent Agents
    • Video games

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    Nijholt, A. (2012). Why and When ‘Laughing out Loud’ in Game Playing. In A. Nijholt (Ed.), Computational Humor 2012: extended abstacts of the (3rd international) Workshop on Computational Humor (pp. 7-13). (CTIT Workshop Proceedings; No. WP12-02). Enschede: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).