Final Paper Ever!!!! Chess in Medieval Literature and Society

The game of chess as we know it in Western society today is vastly different from the game as it was used and valued in Medieval European culture. Today chess is ultimately reflected in two principal ways; 1] a simple form of leisure, a game that can be utilized to distract oneself from the mundane…

Consumerism and the Endurance of Pokemon

Pokemon is inescapable. Pikachu has become one of the most recognizable characters the world over, and is even speculated to be able to surpass the current king, Mickey Mouse.1 The franchise, initially starting out as an understated title on the original Game Boy, has grown to include seventeen feature films with one soon to release,…

Bathed in Atomic Fire

The idea of the apocalypse is a concept that is ingrained in the human imagination. Early human writings and religious texts centered around the concept of the end of the world. In more modern times, the concept of the apocalypse became less of an abstract idea, to be inflicted upon the world at some point…

Final Paper…. Thank Shiva

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…

Change of Color

BoRT- Palette Swapping I’m going to do my best to answer these questions based off of Super Smash Bros which I used to play all the time when I was younger. Palette swapping is simply changing the color or technique of a character. For example,┬ásome people might not like the red colored character but love…

Board Game Cafes

In my last short take I wrote about an article that was about combining craft beer and board games. In this article, the topic of board game cafes are discussed. I absolutely┬álove the idea of board game cafes. Explaining that today’s society is gravitating toward the “nerd culture”, is representative in the rising success of…

Short Take- Beer and Games

Craft beer and games. The two together caught my attention when I was looking for gaming articles. Bozeman, and Montana in general, have lots of microbreweries which is another reason this article was a fun read. Noticing that beer itself is a social thing, Cheryl Harrison sought to create a blend of both games and…

Game Shows: Wonderfully Fun

Game shows have been a part of entertainment, almost from the birth of radio. Academics have for the most part ignored game shows as serious inquiry, interpreting them as mere entertainment instead of a true reflection on the culture from which they were born. Olaf Hoerschelmann, an Associate Professor of Media Theory and Criticism, challenges…

BoRT- Self Inflicted Rules

In both board games and sports I incorporate self-inflicted rules to either better my performance, or make the game more fun. Like I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I played water polo, swam, and ran cross country. I also love to play board games. Some of the self-inflicted rules that I place upon myself during a…