Finally, we have come to the apex of the course, the final portfolio where I will showcase my blogs that I have written for the class MWG: Video Game Culture and Theory. I think I’ve come a long way in just a small amount of time… when I think about it, it really wasn’t that long ago that I began writing for this class, and I feel like I’ve done so much! Well, enjoy!
Depth: Here are the blogs I think show my best writing, and my most thoughtful analyses.
The blog Truly Zen is the first one to showcase my writing ability. We had to play a simple ipad game, and blog using the new journalism method of writing. Safe to say, I had a really fun time with this one, and wrote a lot.
In Your Only Weapon is a Dog, we were told to connect a reading, Ian Bogost’s How to Do Things with Videogames and connect it to a game we were already familiar with. At first, I had a hard time thinking of anything that connected to what he had written about, particularly chapter Empathy, which I chose to focus on. Suddenly, I had a flash of inspiration that allowed me to write a fulfilling blog entry.
For the blog Different Emotions, I took a look at two different rhetorical games, and looked at what ways both were successful and failed in what they were trying to accomplish.
I think my best piece of work was Look Behind the Scenes, a response to Mark Sample’s call to thought on the manufacture of the consoles and devices we use to play games with. This article really sparked my ideas in a way that lead to a fruitful blog entry.
Interaction: These are the blogs where I interacted with my peers by mentioning them in my own posts.
For my Informative Presentation blog, Jessica is the one that mentioned me in a blog, furthering her own arguments, building off of what was written in mine.
In Wow, It’s Almost Over, I looked at two other presentations done by my classmates, giving my own thoughts and also relating them to my own works.
Discussion: Here are the blogs I posted which got people talking, and even a few pingbacks!
Here in Your Only Weapon is a Dog, Jessica asked a question that made me think of things I hadn’t considered for the subject before.
In Politically Correct, a blog about some of Ian Bogost’s ideas, Dylin and I had very differing thoughts. He brought up some good points about my argument though.
Again Informative Presentation appears, for Jessica and I conversed about what I had written.
Timeliness: There is only one blog left, and it fits in here.
In How Titillating, I looked at a specific chapter of Bogost’s book (the content of this blog relates to Jen’s presentation, if any one is interested). It was turned in on the day assigned.
Well, all, it’s been a fun time!