Extending Marshall McLuhan – Second Edition
Chapter 24. Games
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Content and extension: Games, the content of which is players and rules, extend play and ritual and hence extend the social psyche of man.
Cascade: The cascade is from the social psyche of man to the rules and the game itself complete with players and equipment.
LOM: Games enhance play, obsolesce violence and warfare, retrieve ritual, and reverse into blood sport.
24.1 Electronic/Video Games
Content and extension: Video and computer games extend games and flip into hyper-reality. The game console extends the TV or computer screen into an interactive medium.
Cascade: The cascade is from the mind of the game creator to the spoken and written word and images through a dedicated computer or computer program to the television or computer monitor and control device or keyboard to the eyes, hands, and mind of the player(s). ← 211 | 212 →
LOM: Video games enhance game playing, obsolesce board and card games, retrieve fantasy, and reverse into virtual reality.
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