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How Confusion Leads To Immersion In Dear Esther

From beginning to end, The Chinese Room’s ghostly game, Dear Esther, continuously blends the natural with the supernatural to create a feeling of confusion. Many of the elements of the game are portrayed very believably, including the landscapes and scenery, … Continue reading

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Traversal of the WoW Landscapes: Why So Tedious?

Without a doubt, there are many aspects of the MMORPG World of Warcraft that contribute to the game’s overall addictive gameplay, but almost none offer more fundamental and integral meanings of the game than does the aspect of traversal. With … Continue reading

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Funny Coincidence

Of course, on the day that we talk about non-diegetic machine actions and errors, I encounter an error myself while trying to post a comment on the blog. After pressing the “post comment” button, I was sent to a page … Continue reading

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The Effect Of The Internet And The Loss Of Knowledge

“Most recently, one of [Mae’s] friends from college had posted a message about having the stomach flu, and a long thread followed, with friends making suggestions about remedies, some offering sympathy, some posting photos meant to cheer her up. Mae… … Continue reading

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Apple IOS 8 HealthKit

Even though Apple pulled the HealthKit app in the last couple days because of a bug, the features that the program offered reminded me a great deal of the bracelet worn by all Circlers  in The Circle, which tracks countless … Continue reading

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What Makes Gamer So Appealing To Our Generation

In my opinion, Neveldine and Taylor’s film Gamer has an overwhelmingly solid connection to Donna Haraway’s “A Manifesto for Cyborgs.” Gamer is not only a strong representation of a post-human society and cyborgs, as Haraway’s essay is as well, but it also portrays a … Continue reading

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