One conceptual structure introduced in the Phillips article is the idea of a head shot. Concerning the head shot, Phillips makes a distinction between head shots in reality and head shots in video games in two areas: associated feelings, and the experience. Concerning associated feelings, head shots in history and literature are seen as symbols of anxiety and brutality while head shots in video games are seen as symbols of skill and accomplishment. Concerning experience, Phillips notes that head shots in video games cannot possibly reflect the real experience of shooting a gun. Phillips points out occurrences such as breathing … Continue reading Headshots: The Video Game Experience and Reality
Many people find that one is more important than the other, but which one? And why must there be a winner? I think there are games that focus entirely on one or the other, and some games that balance both. … Continue reading Story or gameplay?
I was curious what some peoples different favorite games are, for me, it has always been The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess. I have come back to that game time and time again, and enjoyed it every time, always leaving … Continue reading Favorite games
The special talk held in Frost with Danika Medak-Saltz was very intriguing! There were three videos that were shown that really stuck out to me and all for different reasons. The first was about a young Native girl who loved … Continue reading Indigenous Future w/ Danika
I have very little idea of what I want to talk about today, so I am going to mention that Crusader Kings 2, a game made by Paradox Interactive, is currently free on steam. It is a historical grand strategy … Continue reading Crusader Kings 2, now free for a limited time.
“Are video games art?” is a common question, and one we have discussed in class, but I want to draw attention to a detail we may have missed. By asking “Are video games art?” we are implying that there is … Continue reading “Are video games art?”
We may often look at video games as purely an entertainment pastime, one devoid of learning or education. Ew educational games, I know some of you are thinking, but a game doesn’t have to be an educational game in order … Continue reading VIdeo games can teach… Rocket Science?