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dc.contributor.authorHoward, Eben
dc.contributor.authorCooper, Clint
dc.contributor.authorWittie, Mike P.
dc.contributor.authorYang, Qing
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-14T23:42:34Z
dc.date.available2014-02-14T23:42:34Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationEben Howard, Clint Cooper, Mike P. Wittie, Qing Yang. "Cascading Impact of Lag on User Experience in Multiplayer Games," in USENIX NSDI (poster session), 2013en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/3092
dc.description.abstractPlaying cooperative multiplayer games should be fun for everyone involved and part of having fun in games is being able to perform well, be immersed, and stay engaged [13, 17]. These indicators of enjoyment are part of a user's Quality of Experience (QoE), a measure which further includes additional metrics such as attention levels and ability to succeed. Players stop playing the game when it ceases to provide a high enough QoE, especially in cooperative and social games. [8, 18, 19]. Industry application development and current research both operate with the assumption that for any given individual in a group, that individual's QoE is affected only by their own network condition and not the network conditions of the other group members [4, 7, 8]. We show that this assumption is incorrect. Our research shows that the QoE of all group members is negatively affected by a single member's lag (communication delay, or loss caused by poor network conditions). Understanding a user's QoE as a function that includes other users' network conditions has the potential to improve lag mitigation strategies for multiplayer games and other group applications.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUSENIXen_US
dc.subjectComputer Scienceen_US
dc.titleCascading Impact of Lag on User Experience in Multiplayer Gamesen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
mus.citation.conferenceUSENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI)
mus.citation.journaltitleProceedings of NSDI
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Science
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineering
mus.relation.departmentComputer Science.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.contributor.orcidYang, Qing|0000-0002-0683-5848en_US


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