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CATS – Critical Perspectives – Environments in Horror Games

Introduction For my critical perspectives essay, I intend to compare two horror games. I will be looking at how they use environments and environmental effects to fully immerse the player. I intend to look at them through the perspective of … Continue reading

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CATS – Critical Perspectives Essay Proposal

I will be comparing the video games “Silent Hill” and “Amnesia – The Dark Descent” in a psychoanalytical perspective. Specifically, I intend to look at how the environments and environmental effects immerse the player into the game. I have chosen … Continue reading

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CATS – Session 5 – The Virtual Revolution – The Birth of the Internet

As part of Session 5 of our CATS lecture, we watched a video called “The Virtual Revolution“. It is a documentary that the BBC made and the particular part that we watched dealt with “The Birth of the Internet“. The … Continue reading

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CATS – Critical Perspectives – Metroid and Feminism

For my Critical Perspectives piece, I am analysing the Metroid series of games by Nintendo from the perspective of Feminism. The Metroid series of games began in 1986 with the release of the first Metroid game, “Metroid”. It has been … Continue reading

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CATS – An Introduction to Semiotics

During our CATS session on Semiotics, I was asked to complete a “worksheet” on Semiotics. NOTE: This may be completely wrong. If you find any errors, let me know in the comments. I am also awaiting this piece of work … Continue reading

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CATS – Analysis Piece – Super Metroid

Super Metroid was released in 1994 for the Super Nintendo. It is one of the most iconic games of the nineties and certainly one of the most iconic games for the Super Nintendo. It is the third game in the … Continue reading

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CATS – Shadowbane – My introduction to MMO

The above picture is a screenshot of a MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) called Shadowbane. It is the first ever MMORPG that I ever played. As a Games Designer, I find that my main influences come from fantasy … Continue reading

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