On 03/05/06, maru dubshinki <marudubshinki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Why can't we cite games though? I'm sensing a
distinct dislike of
citing anything not easily represented in textual form. Obscure books
and monographs impossible for anyone to get ahold of? Sure. A
multi-million copy selling game whose cutscenes and game events are
not easily cited? No way.
I'm not clear on what you mean by citing a game? And the motivations
of doing so. Using "The blue monster appears on levels 7, 23 and 37,
and bonus level Z3 if you finish the first 50 levels without taking
hit" as a citation is unmanageable.
But yeah it's a grey area. I suspect I've debated this before, and I
was on the other side last time :) Most likely if there's anything
worth "citing" in there, there would be another, secondary source,
which would be more appopriate in any case.