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Ten Ingredients of Great Games

There are lots of recipes for great games. A bad cook, or just an unlucky one, could spoil any of them, but by and large, the successful multiplayer titles work their magic using variations on the ten ingredients described here.

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1. Self-Representation with Avatars

The central feature on the screen is an avatar, and those belonging to other players, friend and foe. Like a puppeteer, the player controls a personalized character that's her stand-in within the game - her "mini-me." T

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