Author Archives: Michal Cohen

Dear Esther and Story. Blog 4.

Dear Esther strays from traditional story telling in video games. The game isn’t so much playable as it is observable. Players do not create the action, but rather mull around an island and perceive pieces of a story that has … Continue reading

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Character Identity in Dear Esther

Clearly, there are quite a few uncertainties in Dear Esther. One of the biggest mysteries is who the protagonist could be. Considering that gameplay changes every time, it is doubtful that critics will reach a singular theory. The implications of … Continue reading

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Slaughtering Animals Gets Boring Quickly. Blog 3, Prompt 2.

One of the most frustrating problems that comes with being a noob in Warcraft is the carpel-tunnel-inducing effort that comes with trying to level up. Before you’re allowed to raid dungeons, it can take roughly an hour to reach the … Continue reading

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Anybody else?

I don’t know why I’m surprised, but I’ve already had multiple people say some pretty lewd things to my character on Warcraft. Is there any way to circumvent this other than to create a male character? Also, how come my … Continue reading

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Eggers Subtle Manipulation. Blog Post 2.

“You’re here because your opinions are valued. They’re so valued that the world needs to know them—your opinions on just about everything. Isn’t that flattering?” (229). This particular passage is fairly representative of how dialogue is being used as a … Continue reading

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Political Transparency

If you’ve ever watched C-span, you might have noticed that before a representative has the floor the camera pans to show how many people are actually in the room. This technique is something insiders lovingly refer to as Gingriching because … Continue reading

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Eggers and Control

In class we talked about the scene where cameras were placed in high risk areas for civilian militant action. How Eggers frames this argument is pretty clever. We discussed how it would be very difficult going against a plan positively … Continue reading

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