Category Archives: computer games

The Eye: In Gaming and Other Forms of Media

A. A. BENJAMIN   I’ve noticed a trend in the different mediums I’ve come in contact with lately.   What is the cultural significance of this eye and why do we fear it? It drives us instinctively to hide even when it has not been explained—game, movie or otherwise—why we should hide in the first place. […] Continue reading

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Women And The Gaming World, also #Gamersgate

I’m not going to lie, I approached the whole gaming world with many pre-conceived notions and stereotypes of gaming culture and the very people that played these games. I pictured the overweight, late-twenties male in a stained and dirty t-shirt hidden in his parents’ basement playing games alone for hours, with the reflective glow of […] Continue reading

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True Life: I’m a LOTRO Addict

I am very proud of myself… I’ve made excellent strides in the gaming world. For those of you that don’t remember, I am the newbiest of newbs (the writer who basically had only played iphone games), so when I downloaded LOTRO and was told that it would be a part of my grade for the […] Continue reading

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A Portal into….. nah I’m not going to be that cheesy

While I had played the first installment of Portal before, I chose this game (and its sequel, Portal 2) as the what I wanted to study for a few reasons – firstly, I’m a huge fan of puzzle-based games, and Portal is definitely one of those. Each level presents a (usually) clear beginning and ultimate […] Continue reading

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Braid: A New Take on a Familiar Design

First of all, you must be aware that I would not consider myself a ‘gamer’ by any means; however, I did spend a considerable amount of time in my childhood playing around on various flash video game websites. Most of these games were simple and easy to get the hang of, requiring minimal commitment on […] Continue reading

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Braid (the game, not the hair)

First off, you should know I am only kind of a gamer. ”Kind of” meaning playing Lego LOTR with one of my little brothers and CoD with the other one. Zero experience with computer games. So playing Braid was . . . different (and difficult). I found the music and the artistic look of the entire […] Continue reading

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