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VR and Experience-addiction

Hello all! Apologies for the tardiness. I’ve been out of town, so just not getting settled back in and trying (read: struggling) to get caught up. So, here we go. The other week in class we tried VR. I punched a wall playing VR ping-pong against a fox. Future of gaming looks truly painful from … Continue reading “VR and Experience-addiction” Continue reading

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Beauty for beauty’s sake(./?)

Apologies for the late blog. It’s been a week of shifting, as a number of major parts of my schedule are either being moved or disappearing. In any case, I was able to give Journey a few hours of my time (of many, many more to come, I’m sure), and, simply, I was amazed. I’ve … Continue reading “Beauty for beauty’s sake(./?)” Continue reading

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Be sad.

Perhaps a little disclaimer before we get too far into this. I fully respect and appreciate That Dragon, Cancer. The game has gotten a lot of flak from users who are claiming a number of different transgressions of which the game is guilty. Many claim the creators are just monetizing the concept of child cancer … Continue reading “Be sad.” Continue reading

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Pokèmon, Attritive Familiarity, and the Snowball Effect

The monumental popularity of Pokèmon Go has illuminated a number of interesting tendencies of new media regarding the pace of growth of one’s popularity. There’s an old, by now origin-less adage that someone needs to hear something on average fourteen times before it finds a lasting place in the strata of their day-to-day thoughts. I … Continue reading “Pokèmon, Attritive Familiarity, and the Snowball Effect” Continue reading

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Braid: Postmodern? Does it matter?

Is it ever possible to approach a new piece of media or content without applying prior context and experiences to it? Is that a viable and fulfilling concept upon which to base creation? A Postmodernist would argue no, and then yes, that all art exists within a set of very specific sociocultural contexts and it’s … Continue reading “Braid: Postmodern? Does it matter?” Continue reading

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