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How to Beat the Stanley Parable: Press the Win Button (Blog 4)

When playing The Stanley Parable for the first time together in class, the majority of the students voted to disobey all of the narrator’s commands. We chose the right door, took the lift across the warehouse, and got transported to … Continue reading

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Blog Post 3: WoW Will Not Tolerate Incompetent Employees

What makes MMORPGs so unique when compared to other games is the fact that they must be played with other people. Sure, lots of other kinds of video games allow you to play with other people, but it is usually … Continue reading

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Blog #2: Fish out of Water

My blog post focuses on Mae’s visit to Stenton’s aquarium. The quote can be found on page 318:   “The lobster had been consumed, and Mae saw something gruesome and wonderful: the lobster was being processed, inside the shark, in … Continue reading

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Blog 1: Heidegger and Gamer

One of the connections between the movie and the class readings that stood out the most for me was how well the movie paralled Heidegger’s thoughts on modern technology. Even though Gamer is over-the-top and unrealistic, it well represents technology’s … Continue reading

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