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E266: can Microsoft turn things around for Xbox One?

This month’s Edge magazine is out now in print, on iPad, Google Play and Zinio. In it, we talk to leaders at Microsoft to discover how the company intends to turn its console division around and put it back into the number one spot. 17 more words

Video games or videogames?

Should the medium I talk about on this blog be called “video games” or “videogames”? It’s honestly something that’s been on my mind lately, and while it may seem trite and self-important to discuss it here, it’s just something I need to resolve for myself. 582 more words

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Esports as a Sport

At the conclusion of How to do Things with Videogames, by Ian Bogost, he states “Soon gamers will be the anomal.  If we’re very fortunate they’ll disappear altogether.   309 more words

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Videogames as Art: An Extension

How To Do Things with Videogames by Ian Bogost was probably one of my favorite reads in this class thus far. I really like how Bogost pointed out many ideas and details that are often overlooked by the average person, and gave excellent examples to support his claims. 617 more words

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Games About Politics and their Shared Template

When we make videogames, we construct simulated worlds in which different rules apply. To play games involves taking on roles in those worlds, making decisions within the constraints they impose, and then forming judgements about living them. 329 more words