Sunday, April 09, 2006

Do you believe in the game?

As an academic, I sometimes wonder if not scholarship has replaced religion. I believe in it. I think by asking questions and searching for new and new answers, I can actually at some point come close to the truth.

Huizinga thinks the truth is the game. In the beginning, there was the game.

I am struggling with a way into writing about games, to pass on to my reader some of the enthusiasm and intense engagement which games inspires, without tipping over into religious zeal. But it's hard, because I believe in both games and in scholarship, and I am being paid to proselytize.

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