Category Archives: Play

Player Interaction in MOBAs

Hello! I’m Kevis Tsao. I’ve been an avid moba gamer all my life, from the earliest flash games like Minions and VORP! to the largest franchises today like League and Dota 2. I love all kinds of games, especially roguelikes, deck-builders, and strategy turn-based games, but the genre that holds my heart and my mind … Continue reading “Player Interaction in MOBAs” Continue reading

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Seveneves: The Role-Playing Game!

  [featured image taken from https://www.nealstephenson.com/news/2015/05/26/seveneves-site/%5D When you were a kid, did you ever play those games where you would look up to the sky and imagine the clouds as bunnies, dragons, or anything in between? Did you ever play the ever-popular “the floor is lava” game? If so, fantastic, because as a kid you’re … Continue reading “Seveneves: The Role-Playing Game!” Continue reading

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New Adventures in Old VR (And Vice Versa)

The Adventure Science Center, located about an eight-minute drive from campus near Fort Negley, is an incredibly fun place to explore, learn, and, in my case, work for. I was an exhibit attendant and front desk operator for ASC for quite some time, and in my tenure, I was able to witness first-hand the effects … Continue reading “New Adventures in Old VR (And Vice Versa)” Continue reading

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Disney and Media (for B8 due on 11/18)

In honor of our brief discussion of Disney during our class today with its relationship to art and media as well as my recent move to invest in the The Walt Disney Company, I wanted to discuss just a few of the many ways Disney advanced in media over the years.   First, let’s take a look … Continue reading “Disney and Media (for B8 due on 11/18)” Continue reading

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If We Could Go Back In Time…

Text by A.A. BENJAMIN, Game Demo by JO KIM, Characters by SPARLING Our fictional Once Upon A Time Machine video game proposal (<–see our powerpoint presentation here) had one obvious blunder. We had a cool game demo but treated our presentation as separate from the demo. As we talk about hyper-meditation in this English New Media course, […] Continue reading

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Gaming Has Positive Effects On Your Health… So Where’s The Hype?

By Sparling Wilson In class, we have discussed how video games incorporate many different philosophical, artistic, historical, and social issues across their many forms and types. For some games, relaying information or a critique to the player is the end of goal, while others incorporate these elements more subtly to make a deeper and more […] Continue reading

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Shadow of the Colossus Review

By Jo Kim   When I first heard that Shadow of the Colossus, a game that I enjoyed playing during the PS2 era, was getting a HD makeover, I was excited. On 2011, the game came out for the PS3. Not owning a Playstation 3 for my own, I had to go over to my […] Continue reading

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A Story About My Failure

By A. A. BENJAMIN There’s a game sitting in my Steam queue that I haven’t played for months. I’ve gotten to the very last level, and just can’t get across this dreaded chasm. It’s called A Story About My Uncle, and trying to “grapple” with computer keys and a touch pad didn’t drive me nuts […] 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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Brian Kuh, Hand of the King

By Thomas Adams (I know it’s long but bear with me.) From watching The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, I found Brian Kuh to be the most interesting of all the characters in the film. In the movie, he is portrayed as the stereotypical nerdy, white male overly obsessed with video games. While these things […] Continue reading

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