How does Zimmerman’s view of games as a language fit with Aarseth and Upton’s view of games?

How does Zimmerman’s view of games as a language fit with Aarseth and Upton’s view of games?

(use: “Aarseth, Espen. (1997). Cybertext: Perspectives on ergodic literature (pp. 1-23).” as your source to cite in this answer.)

(use:” Upton, Brian. (2015). Interactivity. In The aesthetic of play (pp. 23-38).” as your source to cite in this answer.)

(use: “Zimmerman, Eric. (Jan 11, 2017). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1BDxp-AKyo)” as your source to cite.