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26
Apr
2011
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A Personal Take on Life


      

I believe that the most interesting characteristic of the "art" games that we have played in class like Every Day the Same Dream and One Chance is that every player can relate to the game differently. I would like to discuss my personal impressions of Passage.

07
Apr
2011
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Grand Theft Auto: Is it Actually a Murder Simulator?


      

As I am sure all of you are aware, the Grand Theft Auto series has been swathed in controversy. GTA III was the catalyst for controversy due to its realistic 3D depictions of heinous crimes such as murder, prostitution, and the game's name sake, grand theft.

To fully understand the controversy, please see Jack Thompson, an ultra conservative lawyer who has put it upon himself to spearhead the anti-GTA movement.

23
Mar
2011
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Close Playing: NBA Live 2011


      

The other day I played NBA Live 2011 on the Xbox 360for the first time, in fact it was my first time ever trying my hand at a non-FIFA sports game.

I went into my first game with bright hopes that were quickly defused as my relentless opponent racked up the score. My opponent was playing as the Magic so I was at the mercy of Dwight Howard hammering dunks on my defenders. As I was totally over my head, I decided to sit back and enjoy the game, and the aesthetics were what won me over.

20
Feb
2011
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Let's Play: Starcraft 2


      

I have noticed that no one has explored the "Let's Play" blog so I thought I would give it a try and potentially cast more if this goes well. Please feel free to comment and let me know where I could improve, e.g., if the game is too loud, if I should focus on certain things more in depth, etc.

The video can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCnqCdvOekQ

03
Feb
2011
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Close Playing: An In Depth Look at "One Chance"


      

While struggling to find a topic to blog about for my Freshmen Seminar class at the University of Mary Washington, I stumbled upon the game One Chance.

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