Category Archives: Videogames

Losing Yourself in the Game: History in World of Warcraft.

I completed my History Major last semester, so I have a natural inclination towards stories behind stories. I enjoy looking back to see what causes perpetuated the effects we see today. Since I did this at a university, as a … Continue reading

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Time is Money (Option #2)

Blizzard is implementing a new item into World of Warcraft called the WoW token. This token can be purchased using real money and sold in-game on the auction house for gold. The purpose of the token is that it can … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Want to Go Where Everybody Knows Your Name

“Erich Lohan says: Head on over to the Blue Recluse. Where everybody knows your name!” (World of Warcraft) Erich Lohan, an NPC, can be found wandering through the Mage Quarter of Stormwind City. Players can witness him uttering one of … Continue reading

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Intertextuality in the form of Olivia Newton John

Before learning how to sell goods looted to make room in my bags, I would spend a decent amount of my time playing running back and forth to the bank to deposit items. While spending so much time in the … Continue reading

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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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Procedure – Quest

The idea of embarking on a quest is deeply rooted in narratives. A common form of narrative, it embodies the character’s struggles to overcome his journey. This is further extended into the world of gaming where a player must achieve … Continue reading

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Prior Experience with Video Games

Since we are starting World of Warcraft tomorrow, I thought it would be interesting to see who has played Warcraft before or how much experience people have with video games in general. Personally, I have heard of Warcraft before but have never … Continue reading

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