Lessons Learned

Goals and Sources The goal of Media Studies is to understand new forms of technology, and the affordances that come with each medium. The goal of my project, A Simple Game, was to give people an understanding of the community of people that play online shooters, a relatively new technology. I chose this topic mainly … Continue reading Lessons Learned

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Week 9: Game Economies and “Fun” – Can they coexist?

Week 9: Game Economies and “Fun” – Can they coexist?

Clive Thompson's piece "Game Theories" discusses how a player's in-game currency and assets can come to have real-world value depending on how people choose to trade them. Gamers have found a variety of ways to profit through selling/tradings goods and services inside the virtual realm. Some people have even quit their jobs in the real … Continue reading Week 9: Game Economies and “Fun” – Can they coexist?

Media Analysis: Nintendo Switch – Bridging the Gap of Console and Mobile

Media Analysis: Nintendo Switch – Bridging the Gap of Console and Mobile

On October 20th, Nintendo released a video on YouTube confirming their latest console: The Nintendo Switch, coming to gamers in March 2017. In recent years, there has been a sort of "console war" happening between the three titan companies of gaming, Sony (PS4), Microsoft (Xbox One), and Nintendo (Wii U/3DS). The common understanding between gamers … Continue reading Media Analysis: Nintendo Switch – Bridging the Gap of Console and Mobile