Apparently there is such a thing as Game Studies.
Not to be confused with game theory of course.
Reminds me a little of the difference between software engineering and computer science. One is based in the practical, the other the theoretical.
One is more of an art, one more of a science.
Arguably, one is more fun, the other more interesting.
Regardless, Ludologist sounds like a mighty fine job title.
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