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Space Poop

Play: Space Poop Space Poop is a sci fi comedy interactive RPG text game. You play as Space Station Intern Ejest Bindle. Depending on your choices in Space Poop, you’ll encounter one of TEN different endings. Be careful what you choose, because … Continue reading

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BioShock’s Meta-Narrative

Check out my published chapter on BioShock! Pointon, C. (2015) BioShock‘s Meta-Narrative, in BioShock and Philosophy: Irrational Game, Rational Book (ed L. Cuddy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ.   DOI: BioShock’s Meta-Narrative          Print ISBN: 9781118915868 Video … Continue reading

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“I can’t resist it. I always feel the strong compulsion to build upon whatever I enjoy, to understand it better. I can’t listen to a song without harmonizing with it, and I can’t play a game without imbuing it with sheaves upon sheaves of personally relevant contextual information.”

-Jerry Holkins,  http://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2008/01/11/rigorous-scholarship And the comic strip from that day:

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“Good video games are good for your soul.”

—James Paul Gee, Good Video Games + Good Learning (7) There is a prejudice that a video game “…has nothing to do with anything so ponderous as ‘learning’. This is because school has made many people believe that pleasure and learning have … Continue reading

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Video Games and Aesthetics Presentation from ICA 2013

It’s a poor thing not to have seen my presentation “Can Video Games Find a Home in Aesthetics? Video Games and the Institutional Theory of Art.” However the essay should become available soon in the ICA 2013 Proceedings. In the meantime here … Continue reading

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