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Skyeler Huntsman Games and Play Final Report Professor Greene May 2015 Racism in Football   Imagine you are a team member of the Chelsea Football Club and you are playing your rivals, the Arsenal Football Club. It is an intense and brutal game. Every player is fighting to score and stop a goal on either…

Taylor Response

I thought the reading was interesting. At first I thought I was not going to understand a word because my knowledge of e-sports is nil. I did find it interesting how similar e-sports is to what people call real sports, like football and basketball. The athleticism, the practice, the scrutiny, the ego, etc. I really…

Vampire: The Masquerade

I think fun and escapism are the design of most games. Or at least allow you to feel an escape from the world. However, can that escapism from the stress and hardship of daily life lead to murder? Is it the games fault or was it the person? Is the game an excuse to allow this…

Response

The Orientalism and Abstraction in Eurogames irritated me, Cybertext left me complex, Games of Empire freaked me out, and How to do Things with Videogames was actually wonderful. The readings for this week, as you can tell, created a cluster of emotions. I had a watch A Clockwork Orange and Rosemary’s Baby to become centered…

Jim Thorpe

In a world where the wasting of millions of dollars on people whose main talent is hitting, throwing, catching, or “dunking” a ball into some hole or open space. Walls are polluted with posters of these athletes in their stereotypical athletic poses. Nevertheless, the tearing and throwing of these posters will happen and be replaced…

Opinion Time

Hey I want everyone’s opinion on this video series on e sports Here is the link: http://www.vice.com/video/esports-part-one Is the reporter correct or is he a backwards buffoon

Response

My Life as a Night Elf Priest is a book that when I saw it I thought I was not going to understand it. I have never played World of Warcraft, I just have heard of people becoming addicted to this game. However, to come to think of it, I think my cousin use to…

Little Shop of Horrors

How much would you pay for an item that you always wanted? Hundreds of dollars, thousands of dollars, more? Would you compete and fight for it with someone who you have never met before? Well, this is what thousands of people do every day on EBay and other auctions sites. Baseball cars, furniture, music, whatever…

Response

I surprisingly enjoyed Millennial Monsters. My first thought of the book was I would not understand the appeal of toys and games like Pokémon and Digimon. As the author, in a chastising writing tone, writes how idiotic that someone cannot understand the joy that is Pokémon or Sailor Moon. Even though I was the right…

No White Flags

It is hard to find anything positive about American football. “Grown” men are beating and breaking each other for points. Points that have no meaning, really, accept the winning of a game. Violence wins games, violence wins the super bowl, and violence gets endorsements and money. The image of football is difficult, it is violent…