Here we are again, compiling lists of the work we have accomplished for MWG: Video Game Culture and Theory since the last iteration of this assignment. I’m interested to see how things lay out.
Depth: Here are the blogs I think show my best writing, and my most thoughtful analyses.
The first blog I think really shows some depth is And the Rules of the Game Are… In this blog I explained how college classes can be like a video game, as seen from the game definition laid out by McGonigal. I also includes some examples of games I’ve made up in my own life without even realizing it.
This next blog was very in depth. In SuperBitter, I took McGonigal’s “SuperBetter” game, and applied it to my own life. This was a thought experiment for me, and very fun to write.
For Horror House, Part 3, I took the third example prompt we were given, and applied it to one of my most favorite games, Silent Hill 2. I also have a brief introduction to the paper itself.
In Everyone May be the Same Person, I focused on the game/cartoon “Meanwhile”, giving my thoughtful examples on ways it was and was not a game.
Interaction: These are the blogs where I interacted with my peers by mentioning them in my own posts.
In The Room is Pitch Dark I mused on the ways IF lovers are a bit religious with their fandom, but I also took a differing stance than DJ on a subject, and mentioned his differing opinion and why I thought the way I did.
Here is Horror House, Part 3 again. I mentioned in my introduction that Jessica gave me the inspiration for what I wrote about, and how grateful I was for that.
Discussion: Here are the blogs I posted which got people talking, and even a few pingbacks!
Jessica and I had an exchange of words on my SuperBitter blog, her asking questions and me in turn answering them. She also pingbacked this blog!
Yet again is Horror House, Part 3 ,where Jessica and I again had an exchange of words, with a little bit of commentary thrown in by Dr. Jerz himself.
I would also like to add that I had commented on some other blogs, but can’t seem to find which ones they were at this point in time.
Timeliness: These are the blogs which I have turned in before the due time.
Patterns, Puzzles, and Ghosts!, which was about my experience with the Pac-Man dossier, was turned in well before the due date of nine a.m. the next day, as was This’ll be Fun which was my blog about my exploration into IF games. Exploring a Colossal Cave, which was my reactions to the paper on the caving expedition in relation to the game done by Dr. Jerz, was also turned in before the assigned time slot. Lastly, for this section, Sadly for McGonigal was turned in before the due time, and this blog was about the review of Reality is Broken and my own subsequent review.
Coverage: These are the blogs were I simply did an assignment when it was asked of me, and doesn’t really fit into other categories.
Sense of Story was about the Narratology vs. Ludology papers, and I gave my own thoughts and feelings on the subject.