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Gone Home: Nature of Game play versus Textual Story Content

In reference to game play and structure, Dear Esther, Gone Home, and The Stanley Parable are comparably unlike any videogame that I have played or am used to playing. These games involve heavily saturated plots and storylines, with basically not … Continue reading

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Downloaded

I just finished watching this documentary, called Downloaded, on the founding and termination of the Napster corporation and the programmers use a lot of terms that we’ve talked about in class. Most of them talk about the system as the … Continue reading

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Look into the World of Warcraft

A part of World of Warcraft that is critically associated with the game’s narrative is the way in which characters in the game are able to obtain quests. In WoW, quests are necessary in order to level up your character, … Continue reading

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Blind Faith: Dissecting Eggers on Technological Praise

In Dave Egger’s novel The Circle, the company of the Circle preaches to its customers and its employees of its complete human nature. Everything that goes on in the Circle has a origin from a human being’s hands, but as … Continue reading

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New video game takes over friends lives

I felt the need to share that my roommates are obsessed with the new video game Destiny. The literally play it for hours on end and think it is the most exciting thing, but it reminds me a lot of … Continue reading

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Foucault: Points to Ponder

When we were discussing Michel Foucault’s Panopticism, I could not help but to see resemblances in his ideas in another work by him that I read last semester. A Brief history of Sexuality by Foucault also discusses the need for … Continue reading

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Self-serving at its finest: Gamer analyzing human nature

The premise of the science fiction movie Gamer delves into the world of the future, one that poses to address the corruptness that is fully realized when technology has given us opportunities to advance ourselves, either financially or by exertion … Continue reading

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