Monthly Archives: January 2015

More Introductions

Like I had said in class, my name is Patrick and I am an Asian History major as well as a games (and film) enthusiast. As a result, one of my main hobbies is critical discourse involved with games, narrative, etc., and my usual partner in crime in this regard is Griffin. However, I am…

random facts about myself

I’m Keenan Talamo and I am a sophomore majoring in history (teaching option). I grew up in Southern California and came to Montana to finally experience snow and to get far away from the other Orange County people. Like Griffin I play competitive super smash bros and was raised in a nintendo household. My mother…

Edbo

Hey everyone, Edbo here. I think I already told everyone this last week, but I am a senior history major from North Carolina. Im taking five four hundred level history classes this semester, and I’m very happy to have this class on that schedule, Im sure that it will be a refreshing break from the…

Hello World

Now’s a time as good as any to introduce myself. I’m Griffin. Senior in Japanese and Japan Studies, amateur translator¬†and competitive Super Smash Brothers Melee player, among other things. I have a long history with games. My mother and father played them, and I learned to play them through mimicry and late-night computer tinkering when…

I Have No Idea What I’m Doing

Claire here! Amateur hour, not even sure if this is how to post something. Nevertheless, like I mentioned in class, my gaming experience peaked at Oregon Trail. Never looked back. I played water polo, ran cross country, swam, and pole vaulted in high school.

Ugh… I hate talking about myself

Hi, My name is Skye and I am a senior in history. I have never played video games, but…does rock band count as a video game? I use to play baseball, when I was little. And I use to swim and play a little of football. The dark and realistic history of sports and games…

Week 2 To-Do

Write & post a short post introducing yourself to all of us (this is also a “let’s make sure everything is working properly!” test post, so no one is caught unawares on Wednesday night). If you have experience with games (digital or analog) or sports, let us know about them! Do you have a favorite…

On writing

… Young people often ask, “How does one become a writer?” My answer is always simply: “By writing.” Writing is like experience: if you don’t experience things, then you won’t understand life; and if you don’t write, then you won’t know what you’re capable of creating. Yu Hua,¬†China in Ten Words One of the primary…

Welcome

Welcome to the digital home of HSTR 491, Games, Play & History. I’m still working out some kinks in the website, so please forgive any hiccups along the way. My hope is this will be a more useful platform than D2L for facilitating your writing & continuing our discussion outside of class. This course is…