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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
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
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
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
Our 7th and 8th CATS sessions were entitled “Introduction to Critical Perspectives. First of all, we considered how exactly a critical perspective can be formed. To do this within the realms of technology, we must ask the following questions: How … Continue reading
As part of the Session 6 lecture (which you can find here), we were tasked with watching two “TED Talks”. The second and last of these talks that I watched was “Connected, but alone?” by Sherry Turkle. In this talk, … Continue reading
As part of the Session 6 lecture (which you can find here), we were tasked with watching two “TED Talks”. The first of these talks that I watched was “Gaming can make a better world” by Jane McGonigal. McGonigal is … Continue reading