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Role Playing and Warcraft

I chose to read the essay “Role Play vs. Gameplay: The Difficulties of Playing a Role in World of Warcraft” by Esther MacCallum-Stewart and Justin Parsler to analyze for this assignment. In the essay, they discuss how role-playing is present … Continue reading

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What Not To Do In WOW

For those who have never played an MMO before, this is a classic example of what not to do when playing with other people. (Slightly explicit language)

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Eric’s Descent

“She hasn’t seen this look on his face before. Scared but resolute also. “There’s not escape key here. No way back to Game Shark hex cheats and them high li’l overflow stunts, no more happy times, now the only way … Continue reading

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In Chapter 7 of Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge, Maxine is traversing the program DeepArcher when she makes this observation: “Before long, Maxine finds herself wandering around clicking on everything, faces, litter on the floor, labels on bottles behind the bar, … Continue reading

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For a while…

The moment I have chosen to discuss for this post is the ending of the second issue where Captain Richard Quinn, the bionic man, has just been killed. The destruction of his nuclear reactor irradiates the area and destroys all … Continue reading

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