Ever since the end of sophomore year of High School, I wasn’t sure that I was entirely straight. It’s not like it was something I thought about that much, I knew that I was attracted to women, and in senior […]
While Bogost’s reading was quite dense, I think I kind of understand it after a couple read-throughs. There’s always been a sort of division in gaming, between abstract and strategic type games such as Civilization, and the character and story-driven […]
Some might call me mischievous, erring on the side of fiendish. Sneaking around where I’m not supposed to be, (the idea of) kicking someone’s ass, manipulating a guy with unsubstantiated flirtation to get what I want – these are things I probably […]
Pursuant to our discussion of representation and avatar, I thought that Rust’s recent decision to randomize player ethnicity is a worthwhile topic to discuss.
My family watches Korean shows and movies online. I like romantic movies and reality shows about babies, my mom likes cooking shows and daytime soap operas, my brother likes action-packed variety shows, and my dad likes action flicks. The Internet has made it incredibly […]
The discussion in last class about female sexualization and exclusion in games ended in the interesting question of whether or not transparency is a useful value. In answering this, I want to talk about how different protagonists and, to a […]
The first game I ever played was Brick on my mom’s old Tracfone. I was obsessed, stealing away the cell phone and sliding my thumb left and right on the square keypad. It was already downloaded into her phone, already accessible […]
Last Friday, I woke up early and waited in -17 windchill to get a videogame (I almost lost a toe to frostbite, but that’s besides the point.) As I sluggishly approached the store, I realized I was not the only […]