Hi! Today I'm going to talk about this post. Someone went and wrote a paper.
Because I know that not everyone (IE, nobody anywhere ever) likes to read papers written in acadspeak, I've writting a translation in English. You can find it here. Technically, I'm not following his requests. Consider it a parody.
The short, short, short version is this:
He first says that games aren't always without consequences. Obvious, but I guess he felt the need to start slow.
Then he says that defining a game by its rules is idiotic. This might sound a little wonky, but really, it's utterly fabulous. It is an awesome, awesome, awesome insight.
Then he starts talking philosophy, which is completely worthless. He keeps after it with a tenacity that almost, but not quite, zeroes out his positive balance from the rule insight.
The rules thing? Yeah. I'm going to talk about that some more. That's really great stuff. Just awesome. But not today.