Week 15

For my final project I wanted to examine the evolution of communication in online video games.  In my paper I discussed how communication evolved from simple text messages to Video over the Internet Protocol (VoIP), and its pros and cons.  Futhermore, my paper looks at the arguemet that video games over the internet respresent a ‘third place,’ similar to how we discussed coffeehouses and cafes.  The researchers I mention argue that the virtual worlds created by online video games are not ridding us of the old third places, but that society has evolved to a state where these online gaming communities are now the new third places.

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