Author Archives: Simon

The Baby Game

The Stanley Parable is a game about choices and (defying)expectations. Nearly every choice presented has an effect on the story that a player experiences. The game is a story about the player’s decisions, not Stanley’s since he’s just a puppet … Continue reading

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PvE Progression, Dungeons and Raids

In World of Warcraft most of the gameplay hours come from Player vs. Environment (PvE) or Player vs. Player content. Since vanilla WoW, PvE content has been where most of the narrative takes place, be it from quests, scenarios, dungeons, … Continue reading

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Blog Post 2 Full Circle

“…Within hours she was hearing from friends from high school and college. who had located her, who now could watch her work. Her middle-school gym teacher, who had once thought Mae insufficiently serious about the President’s Physical Fitness Test, now … Continue reading

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Trolls IRL

After watching the movie Gamer in class, I began to think more about Heidegger’s concept of the standing reserve with regards to technology and about how the movie is an allegory of the way life is changing in the present day. … Continue reading

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