For anyone who does not know me well, I enjoy perusing video game maps. In an effort to keep track of some of the more memorable maps and maps from games I have recently played, I am going to add screenshots to this post over time. It will be little more than a collection of screenshots, but I also intend to use it as a … Continue reading Video Game Maps: An Ongoing Collection
Knife Sisters (2019, PC), from Bobbi Sand and Transcenders Media, is a visual novel that explores consent and relationships via a diverse cast of twenty-somethings. Players experience this story of (mis)adventure, anxiety, and community through the perspective of Leo, who is nonbinary (!!), socially awkward, and seemingly incapable of feeling love. Leo lives among and adjacent to characters such as Ayana (Leo’s best friend) and … Continue reading Screenshot: Knife Sisters
If I told you I had some anxiety every time a new console released, would you be surprised to learn that my feelings centered on the design and weight of the controller? Perhaps that is a silly thing to fret about, but I have small hands. When I bought a PS3, I wasn’t completely happy with the DualShock. The size was okay, but it felt … Continue reading Some thoughts on controllers? Yep!
A look back at three open world RPGs I played in 2020. Continue reading Screenshot: A Look Back (2020)
What is a screenshot? I could talk about technical definitions, like the one above, or I could take a more ‘fun’ route which may lead to a discussion of how I don’t believe in ghosts but Phasmophobia scared the crap out of me. It’s a Friday, and I believe in fun… screenshot: an image of the data displayed on the screen of a computer or … Continue reading Screenshot: Phasmophobia
One of the greatest challenges of using video games in the college classroom is one of access. Games and the technology required to play them can be expensive, but issues of access go beyond the financial. What if some of my students don’t play games? What if Student A is only familiar with PC gaming but Student B only ever touches a keyboard with reluctance? … Continue reading Press Start: Bringing AAA Games into the Classroom