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What is Conventional Games

Handbook of Research on the Impact of Culture and Society on the Entertainment Industry
A kind of game which has found its place in folk culture including not only the games requiring irony, intelligence, capacity of agility in a time when entertainment facilities and choices were much fewer which were played all together and brought along more sincere relations, sharing and solidarity, but also the video / console games.
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Digital Entertainment Culture and Generation Y: An Evaluation on Social Network Games in Turkey
Barıs Kara (Galatasaray University, Turkey) and R. Gulay Ozturk (İstanbul Commerce University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6190-5.ch031
Social Networking Games (SNGs) on Social Network Sites (SNS) is a popular online game genre at the present time. The purpose of this chapter is to explore motivations and investigate exclusively “Generation Y” playing social media games from the point of uses and gratifications theory experience. For this study, a focus group and in-depth interview methodologies were chosen. The results of this study provide evidence that Generation Y in Turkey play social networking games with an aggregate of motivations based on psychological and social reasons, such as to retire from the stress of daily life, to relax, and to spend time with friends as a consequence of sense of wonder and their advices. Based on the fact that they state that SNGs create a feeling of pleonexy, it can also be deduced that Generation Y approaches these games from a critical perspective.
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