Monthly Archives: November 2013

A Simulated Retrospective, Part 4: Space

Welcome to the fourth and final part of this Higher Level Gamer Critical Retrospective! For these Retrospectives, I’ll take a broad approach to examine some of the tropes of particular game genres, their historical contexts, provide some examples, as well … Continue reading

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A Simulated Retrospective, Part 3: Submarines

Welcome to Part 3 of this Higher Level Gamer Critical Retrospective! For these Retrospectives, I’ll take a broad approach to examine some of the tropes of particular game genres, their historical contexts, provide some examples, as well as explore why … Continue reading

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An Error Has Occurred in the Following Launch

An error has occurred in the following application. (CE-34878-0) Battlefield 4 TM Reporting this error to Sony Computer Entertainment helps improve PS4 hardware, software, and services. This report might include personal information. To send the report, carefully read the [About … Continue reading

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PCA/ACA Panel Presentation at Chicago in April

Laquana Cooke, Jason Coley, Stephanie Jennings, and I will be in Chicago for PCA/ACA Conference in April.  We’re doing a panel together, talking about how agency and identity are accessed and established by the various roles available players in video games. Joshua … Continue reading

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A JRPG I Can Get Behind!

So a few weeks ago, I wrote about how I first grew up, then fell out of love, with JRPGs. However, I just found out about Turn Based Battle over at Armor Games. It’s a fun little parody that, I … Continue reading

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A Simulated Retrospective, Part 2: The Old West

Welcome to Part 2 of this Higher Level Gamer Critical Retrospective! For these Retrospectives, I’ll take a broad approach to examine some of the tropes of particular game genres, their historical contexts, provide some examples, as well as explore why … Continue reading

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The Wolf Among Us: A Gaines, Nick, and Stephanie Review

So, what’s the deal with The Wolf Among Us? Well, I’m only just now getting around to playing through The Walking Dead, so I called in some reinforcements on this one: Stephanie and I did two play-throughs together, and Nick … Continue reading

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