Well what a fun week already. Lots of random stuff today, so if you want a cohesive story, watch Transformers 2.
Video Game Culture and Design Class is fun but tough… to deal with kids who have short memories and tunnel vision. Most of them can’t relate to anything done before 1990, let alone anything that’s not a squad based first person shooter. If you put “deathmatch multiplayer” on a box of diapers, they’d run into the woods in Pampers and cry man-tears of joy.
If you can get past the shouting of “SUCKS” or “RULES” after each game mentioned, our teacher did bring up Jesper Juul (visit him at http://www.jesperjuul.net/ ) and his rules/theories on gameplay. Jesper is kind of heady, but his explanations of what makes a game rewarding are quite a cool read. I’m just going to leave his website link there, but if you’re interested in games, psychology, or sociology, explore his page at your own pace.
Things on my mind today keeping me busy:
The fact that I need to shore up my linux device security.
Kidd Chris is on KUFO 101 FM in Portland. NICE.
Comics Buyers Guide offers a 35 page pdf excerpt of from their Hot Wheels book if you sign up for their newsletter.
I need to read 2 chapters for my gaming class this week, plus have my first assignments for my Cisco Networking Class due on Sunday night.
And it’s football season starting this weekend, and that’s not good for homework.