In no particular order… https://vgboundaries2.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/pokemon-and-emotional-attachment/ I really loved this post because of the psychological discussion and implications. I am very interested in the ways humans operating in virtual worlds that have laws and limitations different than the physical world affect […]
For me, quarters was only a mediocre experience. I did not have many intense feelings of nostalgia nor did I find my interactions with the arcade environment were very interesting, I enjoyed some of the games I played and not […]
There have been a lot of great posts about video game music, its ability to produce nostalgia greater than other aspects of video games, and the connection gamers form with the soundtracks of some games. What I have found interesting […]
Peach – Super Mario / Paper Mario / Super Mario Bro.s etc. etc. etc. The go to Damsel in Distress – and I couldn’t agree more. Peach is without a doubt a cliché and a trope. She is constantly being […]
This post seeks to address the issues surrounding popular and noteworthy female characters in video games. It will consider both perception and reality, development over the history of the franchise, and the impact on the media form.
Something I noticed when watching everyone play Wii Tennis and Mario Kart 8 was a cycle of interactivity and immersion with the game.
Recently I had a conversation with a few of my friends who rarely play video games. They admit to not knowing much about the industry, development, or the community. This was what I was looking for because I was trying […]
So there I was, sailing the open seas, ready to have a wonderful adventure in Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry. Naturally, someone wanted me dead. Naturally, they outnumbered me. Naturally, Mother Nature was all about making sure the job got finished. […]
(Disclaimer: First, I am writing this from the perspective of someone who has only played the first game of the series. Second, I discuss various elements of the game which can be considered spoilers, but I refrain from mentioning major […]
Recently I have been playing a lot of Mount and Blade: Warband. The game takes places in a medieval setting on a continent called Calradia. At the beginning of the game, the player creates a character, determining the sex, age, […]