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The Raphael Parable

Just sharing this here for anyone interested, The Stanley Parable devs got this particularly frustrating piece of hate mail, and decided to make a video about it, narrated by the same narrator we’ve all come to love. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ-IcS7mRSk

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The Stanley Parable, and Escaping Protocol

In the Stanley Parable each ending seems to be representative of certain narrative tropes, and they all seem to be very purposeful criticisms of those tropes. It enacts them, and in doing so also comments on the fact that it … Continue reading

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Among The Sleep – A game with both action and meaning

Among The Sleep is a game developed by Krillbite Studios, and I think it is a most excellent example of how a game can maintain elements that would definitely define it as a game rather than an interactive storybook like … Continue reading

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Is currency in WoW is giving the wrong idea of how money works in the real world?

The system for currency in WoW is pretty simple. 100 copper makes 1 silver, 100 silver makes 1 gold, and that’s all there is to it. In our society it isn’t too much more complicated, 100 cents makes a dollar, … Continue reading

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The Circle is not a dystopia, it is an example of a world just like ours.

…You know how when you put new wood floors into your house—” “No, I don’t.” “Well, when you do, you first have to let them sit there for ten days, to get the wood acclimated. Then you do the installation.” … Continue reading

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Gamer in relation to Heidegger

So far in this class we’ve talked a lot about telling stories with technology, hence the name of the class narrative and technology, but the thing we’ve talked most about seems to be how technology is important in our lives … Continue reading

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