Author Archives: rwl14

A Farewell to N&T

Over the course of the semester, I’ve learned in this class more than any other, or at least, more than I expected. When I first selected this class, it was late on the Thursday before the add/drop date, as I … Continue reading

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Atmospheric relevance in “Gone Home”

“The suspense is terrible; I hope it’ll last” –Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory There is a moment in Gone Home which perfectly demonstrates the overall atmosphere and its relevance to the story. The moment occurs when the player discovers the secret … Continue reading

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Crafting War in Warcraft: What combat means for players

In World of Warcraft, one of the main ways of control available to the player is the combat system. From running dungeons to collecting boar hides or killing murlocs, the combat system is at the center of the player’s actions. … Continue reading

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“The Circle”: Spectating vs Participating

“…my problem with paper is that all communication dies with it. It holds no possibility of continuity. You look at your paper brochure, and that’s where it ends. It ends with you. Like you’re the only one who matters. But think … Continue reading

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Humanity vs Gamer

The one moment from Gamer which stood out to me was the elevator scene, where Terry Crews’ character, Hackman, violently murders two people at the urging of “Gorge”, the person controlling Angie, as well as the chase sequence which follows … Continue reading

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