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Genres: The Great Containers

What-Genre

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Welcome back! In case you missed our last segment, check out Into the Gamification part 1 and Into the Gamification part 2. This time we are back at it with a two part segment on video game genres, a hot topic as of late!

What is Genre and what does it mean for games?

Game Informer readers likely saw Jeff Cork’s “Do Genres Mean Anything Anymore?” article a few issues back that attempted to tackle the complicated matter of video game genres. To briefly bring everyone up to speed, Cork notes that the gaming world is becoming increasingly unsure and in some cases, unwelcoming of genres as a way to categorize games. He draws upon games such as Rise of the Tomb Raider, Super Smash Bros., Uncharted, and the Zelda series as a way to illustrate that elements of more than one ...

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