At 11:40 PM Tue 11 Apr, StephanPuff updated Maybe Later [Entries: 83]
"Concerning Easter Monday Petition" -- "The Petition had a greater response than Karissa and I could have hoped, yet I am struck with a feeling of inadequacy with the administration dismissing the petitions. Could we fight harder for an explaination to authoritative stubbornness? As students,..."
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At 04:21 PM Sun 09 Apr, e_reynold updated Color in a Lurid World [Entries: 170]
"Open Source - Part One... Games?" -- "How many people know what it means for software to be open source? In this series of blog entries, we will go on a journey into the heart of Open Source Software... Part One: Games? Games. They are a huge..."
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At 07:18 PM Thu 06 Apr, Leslie updated Roamer's Zone [Entries: 187]
"My Dad Sent Me This..." -- "I checked one of the e-mail accounts that I don't often log into and sure enough there were loads of..."
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At 05:22 PM Mon 13 Mar, GinaBurgese updated GinaBurgese [Entries: 86]
"Relax--Everything is Not about RACE" -- " A letter written to the Philadelphia Daily News by Linda S. Wallace suggested that the women appearing to be the parent in Philadelphia was African American, which I do not see a resemblance between the women and an African..."
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At 01:01 AM Sat 18 Feb, e_reynold updated Color in a Lurid World [Entries: 170]
"Is a Mac worth the Money?" -- "There has been much opposition to Windows within the past, I don't know, three releases of the OS. That comes as no surprise because of the vast attacks of viruses, intruders, spyware, trojans, and adware (hey, that spells VISTA!). But..."
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At 07:48 PM Sun 05 Feb, e_reynold updated Color in a Lurid World [Entries: 170]
"Why I Write what I Write" -- "In response to a question posed on the NMJ blog, I strongly disagree with some of Orwell's generalizations of writers. "...Sheer egoism. [Writers] Desire to seem clever, to be talked about, to be remembered after death, to get your own..."
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At 02:15 AM Sat 04 Feb, GinaBurgese updated GinaBurgese [Entries: 86]
"Book of Daniel" -- "I must say that I am very, very upset that The Book of Daniel has e=been cancelled after only three episodes. Even before the show aired it caused much controversy and I when the first episode finally aired, I was..."
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At 08:49 PM Fri 03 Feb, Leslie updated Roamer's Zone [Entries: 187]
"Elmo Fouls Up Big Time..." -- " Well, once again I have stumbled upon an interesting news story that I can't help but share with all..."
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At 09:35 AM Thu 02 Feb, Dennis G. Jerz updated DennisJerz [Entries: 15]
"Test post" -- "Roberts on Close Reading. -- Jerz: American Lit II (EL 267) I am just testing the trackback feature...."
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At 12:57 AM Wed 01 Feb, Leslie updated Roamer's Zone [Entries: 187]
"Thought this was cute..." -- ""
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At 06:19 PM Mon 30 Jan, e_reynold updated Color in a Lurid World [Entries: 170]
"In Yo Face!" -- "Next time some "high-brow" scholar makes fun of the Video Gaming course you took over J-Term, rub this in their nose: Media studies students - sometimes stereotyped as studying "Mickey Mouse" degrees - are among the most employable of any..."
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At 03:04 PM Mon 30 Jan, Leslie updated Roamer's Zone [Entries: 187]
"Blogging Issues...Seeking Help!" -- "If anyone visits my blog and it looks like the body is up on top of the banner please let..."
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At 02:20 PM Mon 30 Jan, Leslie updated Roamer's Zone [Entries: 187]
"I am back in the blogosphere..." -- "I feel like I have been neglecting my blog and it is only the second week of school. I was..."
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At 08:04 AM Mon 23 Jan, Leslie updated Roamer's Zone [Entries: 187]
"Pornography at Carnegie Mellon University...Interesting" -- "One of the girls on my floor (Beth) sent me this link to a news story last term, and I..."
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At 04:05 PM Fri 20 Jan, Leslie updated Roamer's Zone [Entries: 187]
"A poem by Melissa Whiteman..." -- "Leslie Rodriguez... A poem. Roddy is never afraid to give it a whirl, And yes, Barbara, she's a funny girl,..."
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At 03:13 PM Fri 20 Jan, e_reynold updated Color in a Lurid World [Entries: 170]
"EL250: Video Gaming Portfolio 3" -- "Of all the things I've taken from EL250: Video Gaming, I feel the discussions are what helped the most. From talking with my peers and professor online, I've found that you can count on peers to give you new insights..."
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At 02:54 PM Fri 20 Jan, e_reynold updated Color in a Lurid World [Entries: 170]
"Video Games, Design and Predetermination" -- "I came across a discussion that I created about predetermination and video games. I argued a case that video game design involves predetermination to some degree. While I agree with Dr. Jerz's statement that "there is a difference between predetermination..."
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At 10:16 AM Fri 20 Jan, Leslie updated Roamer's Zone [Entries: 187]
"Blog Portfolio 3" -- "Well, here we are in the final stretch of one of the longest short classes I have ever taken, meaning..."
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At 02:00 AM Fri 20 Jan, StephanPuff updated Maybe Later [Entries: 83]
"A Gaming Guide: EL 250 in a Cartridge Shell" -- ""I wish we could have formed an EverQuest clan” said Jerz, “Three weeks is too short.” A short period of time for a 3 credit class, but the course work of each day is representative of a week. Since I..."
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At 03:56 PM Thu 19 Jan, e_reynold updated Color in a Lurid World [Entries: 170]
"Du-Shomped" -- ""He 'claimed the hammer attack was a work of performance art.'" -Grand Text Auto Wow. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I think I'll cry considering the BBC got Duchamp's movement of art wrong. Repeat after me kids,..."
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At 09:08 AM Thu 19 Jan, Leslie updated Roamer's Zone [Entries: 187]
"Peer Responses: Kayla Lukacs, Gina Burgese" -- "Kayla Lukacs- Kayla, I agree that video games are actually very good means for teaching adolescents as well as adults...."
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At 11:20 PM Wed 18 Jan, GinaBurgese updated GinaBurgese [Entries: 86]
"Call For Papers" -- "“Call for Papers” seemed to be very much to the point. I think that they have come up with a great strategy because they can easily ask for suggestions and in return they get many people responding with different opinions..."
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At 11:20 PM Wed 18 Jan, Kayla Lukacs updated KaylaLukacs [Entries: 40]
"Porfolio 3" -- "Here we are, down to the final count. Only two days left and soo much to do. I have to be honest, after taking Seminar in Thinking and Writing with Jerz I swore that I would never take a class..."
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At 10:55 PM Wed 18 Jan, StephanPuff updated Maybe Later [Entries: 83]
"Learning in Fictional Gaming Worlds" -- "New forms of media are subjected to cultural rejection; as dangerous and unrestrained. This happened with cinema, television, and most recently video games. After the media is finally excepting into the culture we want to believe that it will uphold..."
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At 10:20 PM Wed 18 Jan, GinaBurgese updated GinaBurgese [Entries: 86]
"How Hurtful Is It?" -- "Violence in Videogames To start off, I have mixed feelings on this topic. I think that violence in videogames can both help and hurt society especially children, but it all depends on the individual. For example, Madness Combat 2 Redeemer,..."
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At 06:41 PM Wed 18 Jan, e_reynold updated Color in a Lurid World [Entries: 170]
"A Third-Wave Look at "Who Wears the Pants..."" -- "Look at this passage taken from "Who Wears the Pants in Lara Croft's House?" "Croft breaks stereotypes and shows that women can be strong and beautiful. It is not necessarily a bad thing that she is a sexual icon. She..."
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At 01:39 PM Wed 18 Jan, Kayla Lukacs updated KaylaLukacs [Entries: 40]
"Video Games: A Form of Learning?" -- "So we all know how important technology is to each and everyone of us correct? There is not a day that goes by that I don't have or use my cell phone, iPod, and laptop. These things essentially become apart..."
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At 10:45 AM Wed 18 Jan, StephanPuff updated Maybe Later [Entries: 83]
"Response to Evan's Oral Presentation: IF Games as Visual Art" -- "Evan Reynolds posted his presentation for our Video Gaming Course. He analyzed IF games and here is my response: Hit me with a trashcan, 'choose your own adventure' isn't much like the IF I am use to playing. The choices..."
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At 09:16 AM Wed 18 Jan, Leslie updated Roamer's Zone [Entries: 187]
"Peer Response: Evan Reynolds" -- "I went ahead and pasted my comment from Evan's blog here because I mis-read that I was supposed to post..."
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At 08:00 AM Wed 18 Jan, Leslie updated Roamer's Zone [Entries: 187]
"Online Presentation" -- " Disclaimer: Some of the links on this site are to images that you may find offensive. Proceed with caution...."
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At 11:53 PM Mon 16 Jan, e_reynold updated Color in a Lurid World [Entries: 170]
"Presentation on Visualization and IF Part 1" -- "Testing trackbacks on my other blog..."
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At 11:21 PM Mon 16 Jan, StephanPuff updated Maybe Later [Entries: 83]
"Final Fantasy VII: The Corporate Concern" -- "Corporation Shinra in Final Fantasy VII [FF7] is harvesting energy from the planet for fossil fuel and weapons. The byproducts Materia for weapons and Mako for fuel have immense power. Shinra ignores the obvious harmful effects to the planet and..."
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At 08:12 PM Mon 16 Jan, StephanPuff updated Maybe Later [Entries: 83]
"This is Your Link to the Academic Gaming World" -- "Jasper Juul, the first recognized video game scholar, writes a fully cited book half-real: Video Games between Real Rules and Fictional Worlds. The book investigates What is a Video Game, Rules in Video Games, Fiction in Video Games, and How..."
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At 06:45 PM Mon 16 Jan, StephanPuff updated Maybe Later [Entries: 83]
"Juul's Difference between a Sports Player and a Video Game Player" -- "No this is not a bad joke. It is a serious question that can be deduced by reading Jasper Juul's book on the study of gaming, Half-Real. Juul compares the game space of sports to the game space in video..."
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At 11:21 AM Mon 16 Jan, StephanPuff updated Maybe Later [Entries: 83]
"The Scholarship of Final Fantasy" -- "Final Fantasy VII (FF7) has pushed the gaming industry to focus on developing quality narratives, based on its success. Wikipedia provides depth into FF7’s gameplay, story, characters and setting. The site gives screen shots and a brief analysis of FF7’s..."
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At 08:58 PM Sun 15 Jan, e_reynold updated Color in a Lurid World [Entries: 170]
"Experiments with Sound" -- "I needed a break from some classes and professors during J-Term, so I made a song with LMMS and posted it on my other blog. Check it out... I hope you like it...."
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At 03:51 PM Sun 15 Jan, Leslie updated Roamer's Zone [Entries: 187]
"Ex 7: Pre-Submission Note" -- "This is a detailed pre-submission note that I am making available for view. I posted a link to this page..."
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At 05:45 PM Sat 14 Jan, Leslie updated Roamer's Zone [Entries: 187]
"Ex 5A: Close Playing 2 (Final)" -- "Tomb Raider Eidos’s popular game Tomb Raider is uniquely designed in such a way that it can be enjoyed by..."
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At 12:17 AM Sat 14 Jan, Leslie updated Roamer's Zone [Entries: 187]
"A seemingly appropriate quiz..." -- " You scored as James Bond, Agent 007. James Bond is MI6's best agent, a suave, sophisticated super spy with..."
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At 09:53 PM Fri 13 Jan, GinaBurgese updated GinaBurgese [Entries: 86]
"Blog 2" -- "Coverage and Depth: “Sim Sin City: some thoughts about Grand Theft Auto 3” I really enjoyes readind this article. I thought that the author was absolutely brilliant when he spoke and he kept me interested throughout his article. Grand Theft..."
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At 08:52 AM Fri 13 Jan, Leslie updated Roamer's Zone [Entries: 187]
"How far is too far Ms.Croft?" -- ""But the hype surrounding Lara Croft was gross. The hype undercut her image as strong smart archeologist. The hype made..."
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At 01:45 AM Fri 13 Jan, Kayla Lukacs updated KaylaLukacs [Entries: 40]
"Blog Portfolio 2" -- "As I continue my quest for video game knowledge in Dr. Jerz's EL250 I find myself conforming to the game nerd I never thought I would be. In the past two weeks I have learned a lot about New Games..."
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At 12:09 AM Fri 13 Jan, e_reynold updated Color in a Lurid World [Entries: 170]
"EL250: Video Gaming Portfolio 2" -- "Since taking EL250: Video Gaming, I have an expanded knowledge of a phenomenon that I never really "got into." In exploring New Games Journalism, I reviewed Half-Life 2, the type of game I thought I would never touch. As irony..."
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At 10:07 PM Thu 12 Jan, Leslie updated Roamer's Zone [Entries: 187]
"Juul - Introduction & Chapters 1-2" -- "First Thoughts: Where do I begin talking about Juul? In my opinion it is the most challenging text that we..."
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At 06:10 PM Thu 12 Jan, GinaBurgese updated GinaBurgese [Entries: 86]
"Similar yet Different" -- "Ex 6: Article Analysis (40pts) -- Video Gaming (EL 250)..."
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At 03:31 PM Thu 12 Jan, e_reynold updated Color in a Lurid World [Entries: 170]
"Bibliography for Zork" -- "Zork at Jerz's professional website: A review of Zork 1 with interesting comparisons between Zork and Colossal Cave Adventure. Also takes a look at the basic conventions of CFS.The history of Zork: An informative article about the history of the..."
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At 03:29 PM Thu 12 Jan, e_reynold updated Color in a Lurid World [Entries: 170]
"Trans-medial Appropriations: Putting the “Orc” in Zork" -- "*Please leave any suggestions for improvement* When the text adventure game Zork displays the text of the first scene, there is a strange impression that this is familiar. A house? A mailbox? The world constructed in this simulation fantasy not..."
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At 12:11 PM Thu 12 Jan, Kayla Lukacs updated KaylaLukacs [Entries: 40]
"Tomb Raider-A reference list." -- "1. Offical Tomb Raider Website In this site I information about the upcoming Tomb Raider game. The site also has information about all of the previous games in the series. I never realized how big Lara Croft is; the site..."
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At 11:03 AM Thu 12 Jan, Leslie updated Roamer's Zone [Entries: 187]
"Ex 6A: Part II (Online Bibliography)" -- "Tomb Raider Links 1. Tomb Raider Entry on Wikipedia- Until reading this entry I did not realize that there were..."
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At 10:00 AM Thu 12 Jan, Leslie updated Roamer's Zone [Entries: 187]
"An interesting photo to start the day..." -- "I was thumbing back through some photos I had saved of Rhona Mitra when she did some work as a..."
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