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When writing and talking about games gets academic

Posted in Analysis,dexjackson,E-Culture,Gaming by dexjackson on 09/10/2009

Date: 09/10/2009
Author: dexjackson
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Bit of a strange day today. Writing about computer games, most gamers would think, is pretty easy, no? Well, when you write on forums about it, then yes, I guess it is. Writing about the games coming out, your favourite way of playing, what’ll you’ll do in it and so on and so forth. When it comes to writing about it as a piece for your assignment for college, things tend to go a different way entirely… (more…)

A bit too much Facebook

Date: 26/09/2009
Author: dexjackson
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Short Thought

Image taken from http://www.uis.edu/

Image taken from http://www.uis.edu/

Ok, ok. So, “Facebook” is a bit of silly name. I mean, you’re not going to literally put your face in a book- although considering the kinds of people who use these soc-nets, I wouldn’t be surprised. Anyhow, yesterday I was in the process of writing up some more of an assignment handed to me during the lecture, when I saw an acquaintance in the lecture sitting next to me log on onto Facebook. (more…)

Gore? Hmmm… but what about the kids?

Author: dexjackson
Date: 29/08/2009
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KABOOM! BOOM! KASPOW! DUH-DUH-DUH! EERRGGHH! Mission Complete… For days when games were as simple as example above. However, they aren’t and that makes me *weep*- which of course it doesn’t, but on to the main point. Right, away from me sobbing over the lost quality of games over the last half-decade or so, I have come to realise that there is one thing that will remain and will still remain to be more comedic and explicit as ever. That thing is: gore. Why gore? Well, why not? (more…)

What Do The Children Play?

Posted in Analysis,Comment,E-Culture,Gaming,Opinion,Society,xercies by xercies on 18/08/2009

Author: Xercies
Date: 18/08/2009
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I know gaming has come a long way, its changing day to day, but tell me What do the Children Play?

I know that seems a strange question because at this time it seems a lot of games are coming out and they soon might be recognized as a true art form. If you look more closely though at the kind of games we are championing or the major games that are being bought that question should be asked more then ever. (more…)

Aggro in Games: Is it really necessary?

Posted in Comment,dexjackson,E-Culture,Gaming by dexjackson on 08/08/2009
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Author: dexjackson
Date: 07/08/2009
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lol, rox kill u wth smg u sux! u cant evn use a shotgun righ u sux so bad I still pwn u evry match…” Such are the delights of playing a match of playing a well-known and still extremely popular First Person Shooter game on the PC, even though I’m not playing with the denizens of the “dreaded” communication, ranking and multiplayer platform Xbox Live. Even so, you get these gamers – or people with nothing better to do then get high on supposedly being “teh best” – that seem to constantly want to be the “big boy in town” and that like to antagonise a player or two into starting an abuse flinging match. The question is: is it really worth it in the end? (more…)