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Freedom and The Working World in The Stanley Parable

A parable is a short story written to depict a lesson or demonstrate how one should act morally. By placing ‘parable’ within the title, the creators of The Stanley Parable display upon first encounter that their game is designed to … Continue reading

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Criticism of Character Identification

From Ch. 12 of WoW Reader. In her essay ‘Character Identification in World of Warcraft’, Ragnhild Tronstad examines the relationship between character appearance and capabilities, as well as this relationship’s effect on the player’s identification with the character and experience … Continue reading

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Drone Interrupts Soccer Match

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2014/10/14/drone-toting-albanian-national-flag-causes-riots-that-end-albania-vs-serbia-euro-2016-qualifying-match-early/ Thought I’d share this story, it seems that Albanian fans flew a drone carrying their flag into a Serbian Stadium. Semi-relevant on how it ties into The Circle on the topic of drones and civil rights.

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Fact or Science Fiction – Technology in The Circle

“TruYou—one account, one identity, one password, one payment system, per person. There were no more passwords, no multiple identities. Your devices knew who you were, and your one identity—the TruYou” (Eggers, 21). A large portion of the reason I found … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Now: Gamer and The End

Our obsession with an apocalyptic ending to human life has been a recurring theme in narrative, stretching from pre-biblical epics to modern film’s frequent portrayal of disastrous events that destroy humanity forever. We spend the entirety of our life existing, … Continue reading

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