Sessler's Soapbox: iPhone Apps, What's in a Game?
You’d have to be living in a cave to not have come across the Apple iPhone its many fanatical disciples. Most people who have them seem to not be able to put them down as if their brains might cease to function if they moveed too far away. We’ve even had to introduce a “no iPhones during gaming” policy for certain hard cases. Yes you know who you are.
There are a plethora of applications for this portable Pandora’s Box. Adam Sessler has taken it upon himself to look at the extremely varied apps labeled as games. Considering that both iShoot, the miniaturized Scorched Earth, and the infamous Baby Shaker apps are both classified as games, what comes to mind for each user can be vastly different. Sessler describes the phenomena best noting, “Distinction is not an American trait.”