Author Archives: mevelop

I can connect with the kids and their hibbidy-jibbidy technology!

A big buzzword (buzzphrase) in marketing is “social media.” I’ve heard time and time again from various baby-boomers that if I can find the formula to increase brand value via new technology, I’d be golden. So how does playing Lord of the Rings Online, blogging, and reading about video-game theory help? It shows that everything […] Continue reading

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Youtube: TV of the Future

I’m an animator, though I’ve never gone to school for it. I have a channel without a corporate backing. I’ve gotten a network offer, even though I’m an amatuer artist. The internet, over the past couple of years, has made possible for entertainment what it made possible for small businesses. You can get started in […] Continue reading

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All Hail GLaDOS!

I’ve completed both Portal 1 and 2 before, and went through the process of appreciating the narrative, the elegant play style, and the game mechanics. So, my fellow players and I are faced with a challenge when going back to these games: find things that haven’t been beaten and praised to death. Due to Portal’s […] Continue reading

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The Matrix: Neo Complex

When I was a kid, I was a bit of an oddball among guys (or so I thought).  I didn’t really agree with many of society’s tenants. I thought watching sports was silly, hurting others was pointless, and I didn’t understand the irrational, egotistical drives of other men (it was testosterone). As a result of […] Continue reading

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Immersion for a Skimmer Like Me: LOTRO

I used to be into immersion, I really did. I loved an immersive gaming experience, even if it was linear. A first person game with a focus on cinematics was a guilty pleasure for me over games with, perhaps, better game mechanics and replay value. Now that I’m a bit older, I appreciate elegance in game […] Continue reading

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Walter Day: The Grandfather of A Fistful of Quarters

The movie of A Fistful of Quarters, the movie draws a lot of attention to the conflict between the Billy, Steve, and the other characters. The movie’s editing around the character conflict and emotions rings of reality T.V, if reality T.V. wasn’t the bane of intellectual and deep entertainment. However, one man breaks up the flow. Walter Day […] Continue reading

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