Games and Laughter

Is playing games often associated with laughter? Measuring how often people laugh while playing games would be an interesting study to conduct. There are many games that are filled with humor, but it seems that the majority of games are action oriented. Actually, most people when they think of games, they might think of games filled with violence. However, it does not mean all games are like this. For example, Sam&Max and Jack Keane are the examples of games that are fun to play and are filled with humor. Even the recent bestseller, namely Grand Theft Auto IV, contains many jokes and parodies of cultural symbols, even though the game generally is focused on action. Let us hope that there will be more games in the future that will make us laugh.