Category Archives: General Interest

Gone Home Link Dump

I’ve compiled a short list of resources to use when writing about Gone Home. If this gets enough attention I can amass similar posts for Dear Esther and The Stanley Parable. Please feel free to add more links in the … Continue reading

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“Wander,” The First Non-Combat MMO

The trailer for this game literally just released and I knew it must be shared. http://widgets.ign.com/video/embed/content.html?url=http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/11/19/wander-ps4-trailer Wander will be an MMO experience on PS4 and PC that “focuse[s] on story rather than violence.” You play as a tree, a griffin, … Continue reading

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8-Bit Philosophy: In Which Jacques Derrida Puts Things Under Erasure (by Punching Them)

This delightful video from 8-Bit Philosophy just came across my news feed and I thought I would share it. It is a surprisingly cogent explanation (if oversimplification) of Jacques Derrida’s thinking, which is often called “deconstruction.” There are many other videos on … Continue reading

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A Comparative Study of Achievement in Warcraft’s World & Dungeon Play

(This is my blog post #3) The official Battle.net page for Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios—activities collectively referred to as instances by players—introduces the game mechanic by saying “[T]he world of Warcraft is filled with mystery, peril, and, most of all, … Continue reading

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Videogames and Ebola

The radio program New Tech City has a program on videogames and epidemics, and what videogames (like World of Warcraft) can teach us about preventing or containing Ebola.[1] [1] On World of Warcraft and epidemics, see the “corrupted blood” incident.

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Funny Coincidence

Of course, on the day that we talk about non-diegetic machine actions and errors, I encounter an error myself while trying to post a comment on the blog. After pressing the “post comment” button, I was sent to a page … Continue reading

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Jodi’s Net.Art

Just thought I’d give a little taste of Net.Art from Jodi. This is found at http://wwwwww.jodi.org/day66/exe.html.

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