Published on February 16, 2014
Today 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Grades! Delicious grades! Play this week: at least 2 Facebook games Game studies and the disciplines From our readings Discussion(s): what do we like here? What is self-evident? Do we want more? 6) Homework
Grades You should either have a Tumblr grade now, or you will have later today (I got halfway through transferring from the “real” grade book to the Niihka one). If you don’t see grades for those entries later today, email me. Make sure you’re keeping up! I went soft these first few weeks.
Related to that I have passed around some handy-dandy 3x5 cards. I want you to take two. Write your name on each of them. On the back of one, write down one thing you’d love to discuss in the next three weeks of class. On the back of the other, write down the blog entry you’re most interested in hearing feedback about.
Pass them to me I’m going to use the topics as a guide for what we read the week-after-next. The other set of cards, I’m going to send back out to all of you. For this week, you will be expected to read the blog of the person whose card you get (so if you get yourself, let me know fast). You will then write a response to one of that person’s entries. This will replace your “something cool “for this week.
Play time… This week I want you to play a couple of Facebook games. You can pick which ones. As you play– at least a half hour each– think about why people would enjoy these games.
Game Studies As I mentioned last class, game studies is only very recently a “thing.” Most of the people– even now– who write work in game studies are actually scholars in another academic area. For example me: I’m a rhetorician, generally housed in either an English or writing department, college pending. Other common fields to see in game studies are the social sciences, philosophy, history, education, and obviously computer science and related tech fields.
Today: Psychology The readings you did today are not the deepest pieces of game studies psychology work, of course. What I wanted to give you was a readerfriendly cross-section that hits on at least a few key ideas that psychologists tend to examine from games. Let’s run through them.
From Penny Arcade– who happen to be the sort of the people they mock.
Scores, scores, scores…
He took that well.
Looks just like me.
For Wednesday… On Wednesday, I want to talk about your two group related projects and check in to make sure the writing is going okay for your first analysis. Once we do that, we will play a game in class and talk about another psychological concept.
... 18th Feb 2014, Part-1. ... Behind the headlines (analysis) - Cover Story, 18th Feb 2014, ... Point Blank with K.Sudhakaran MP, 17th Feb 2014
Critical Chicks ~ February 17th, 2014 ... Streamed live on Feb 17, 2014. Simtastic! ... a suggested video will automatically play next.
... Feb 17th Notes from BUS 310 at ... because the team players are paid a wage by the football league to play out the sport ... Winter 2014 BUS407 ...
Feb. 3, 2014. New York Take 5 ... Wake up each morning to the day’s top news, analysis and opinion delivered to ... Connecticut Play 4 ...
I figured since courses start very soon in 2014 they might be interesting to ... Computing for Data Analysis. Starts Jan 6, 2014. ... Starts Feb 17th, 2014.
With thorough analysis, ... Nikkei top and relationship with the DOW. ... The charts below are from the Feb 17th 2014 newsletter illustrating the ...
Videos from February 21, 2014. ... news stories for the week of Feb. 17th. ... Analysis . Feb 21, 2014 ...
... Alan and Sarah make a grim breakthrough in their analysis of the virus, ... Sheridan Smith to play Cilla Black in three ... 16 Feb 2014 Kirstie ...
Oct 17th 2014, 2:24 from Democracy ... Feb 20th 2014, 3:58 from Print edition. You can make what you like of it 9. New film: "The Lego Movie": Play's the ...