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Is World of Warfare a Multi-mass Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG)?

In Esther MacCallum-Stewart and Justin Parsler’s essay Role-play vs. Gameplay: Difficulties of Playing a Role in World of Warcraft this question is explored. The authors conclude that World of Warcraft (WoW) is a MMORPG. They reach this conclusion mostly by … Continue reading

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Bernie Madoff

“Know anything about these people?” Igor slides a folder in front of her.  “Madoff Securities. Hmmm, maybe some industry scuttlebutt. Bernie Madoff, a legend on the street. Said to do quite well, I recall.” “One to two percent per month.” … Continue reading

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Centering the Reader

In Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge, many different moments stood out to me, but the one that I chose to write about was on page 107 to page 108. The line goes: “Time to seek the advice of an expert. (Maxine … Continue reading

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Janos Voyan: a Standing Reserve

Bombhead, the first chapter of Warren Ellis’s Global Frequency, stood out to me. Global Frequency is a comic exploring the problems caused by technology that humans have brought on themselves. The first chapter is about a man who has a … Continue reading

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