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Staising the Rakes

I think that Taylor touches on a lot of very important issues of computer gaming in this book. The issue that I gravitate towards the most is the further development of gaming as a franchised sport. In the Gaming as Industry chapter Taylor cooly debates whether or not computer gaming will become a “well oiled…

Schooled: The Price of College Sports

I have not always been a fan of the idea that college athletes should receive compensation for playing sports. I used to believe that the “spirit” and “wholesomeness” of college sports would be compromised if athletes started to get paid; but then my brother played D1 college football for a year, and his experience totally…

Edbos Week 15 writing

My favorite reading out of this week’s lot was “Games of Empire.” Since learning about Second Life I have thought that the game was very interesting, and this reading affirmed my suspicion. I especially liked how the author called out the game for being “much like the first” life, because the in game experience is…

Edwards Response to Bonnie Nardi’s Life as an Elf Priest

When I picked this book up in the bookstore I thought that it was going to be a real hassle to read it, but I did enjoy it. I don’t think that I am going to start playing WoW anytime soon, but I definitely now have a greater appreciation and understanding of the game, and…

Edwards Reading Guide (with bonus soundtrack)

Based off of our discussion last Thursday I thought that I was going to have to drudge through this weeks reading, I ended up enjoying it though. I found the Aarseth reading to be the most difficult, but there were a few parts of it that I did enjoy. I thought that his discussion of…

Edwards critique of the works of David Edgerton

I enjoyed Edgertons book this week. I thought that his dissection of the relations between technologies was very interesting, especially his discussion of the horse. I have always been under the impression that the rise of trains and horses correlated with an immediate decrease in the numbers of beasts of burden. However, as Edgerton points…

“Strong Women make Fat Babies”

Hey everyone, this weeks reading in “Training the Body for China” was a pretty interesting read for me for several reasons. First of all, whenever I read anything on China I am typically perplexed about the ways in which the government impacts peoples lives in ways that I typically see as private. Brownell writes about…

Edwin’s review of Susan Brownell’s works

I definitely enjoyed the portion of “Training the Body for China” that we read this week. The reading included many interesting facts about China that I was unaware of. The fact that the Qing dynasty banned martial arts was pretty mind blowing. I have always been under the impression that martial arts have always been…