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21
Apr
2011
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Video Games: Unifying Groups Since... Forever


      

For my final blog entry checkpoint, I thought it would be fitting to "wrap everything up" so to speak. By this, I mean about my experience with video games throughout life and how this class has added it. While thinking about this, a common theme emerges: the ability of video games to bring people together.

07
Apr
2011
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A Heated Debate: COD vs. Battlefield?


      

For my first "Game culture" blog topic, I decided to browse a well known game site: IGN, to search for information that I could discuss that reflects game culture. When I was skimming the home page, I noticed a section labeled "Most Commented Stories." I thought this would be a great place to start, since the gamers (the once who represent this game culture) are the ones discussing it.

24
Mar
2011
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PACMAN: You Ever Notice That?


      

For one of my previous blog entries I chose the "Close Playing" topic and discussed Mario 64. However now I think that Mario 64 is too large of a game to really blog about for Close Playing. This time, I picked a much smaller game to play so that I could really focus on the little things that make this game stand out as being great- especially for it's time. My game choice this time was the legendary: PACMAN.

21
Mar
2011
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Death By Berzerk


      

Peter Burkowski and Jeff Dailey would definitely fall under the category of "hardcore gamers." If these names mean absolutely nothing to you, then let me familiarize you with these two young men.

17
Feb
2011
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Look at That Waterfall!


      

I recently played Super Mario 64 on an emulator on my computer. And when I read the description for "Close Playing" I thought this would be a perfect selection to blog about. When the game was released in June of 1996, it was destined to become a success among gamers ranging from elementary schoolers to retirees. In hindsight, especially, this is no surprise.

31
Jan
2011
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Video Games: Why I didn't Understand


      

When I was a young Elementary school student and Gameboys and gaming systems like the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Dreamcast were all the rage, I never owned any of these exciting new gaming devices. Instead, I had to go over to my friends houses to play them. However, I did not always want to play them. I was always more into the extreme sports type of entertainment when I was that age. Things like rollerblades and skateboards were more my niche. I always thought that my friends were being lazy when they would just stay inside and play video games all day.

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