Monthly Archives: September 2012

Gaming Session: Minecraft, September 27, 2012

Minecraft this week! Thursday 9/27 at 9:30 EDT / 6:30 PDT; server is minecraft.bactrian.org, voice chat on the VGHVI mumble server. Let me know if you need mumble info. Advertisements

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Playversation: Dragon Age 2, September 20, 2012

It’s time for another playversation; the game we’ll be talking about (and possibly playing while talking) this month is Dragon Age 2. So join us to discuss your favorite characters, your favorite party groups, how much you love repeating dungeons … Continue reading

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School of Athens podcast, recorded 19 July 2012: Ace of Aces

This one’s a playversation with David and Roger piloting their WW I fighters against one another and trying to decide whether there’s anything essentially digital about digital games, while Dan tries to picture what the heck they’re doing up in … Continue reading

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Gaming Session: Rock Band 3, September 13, 2012

We’re back to Rock Band 3 this week. Maybe with some of the Blitz songs thrown into the mix, but at least one participant doesn’t have those, so we’ll mostly stick to the on-disc content. Add a note in the … Continue reading

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VGHVI Symposium, Thursday 9/6: Can/should rulesets subvert identification?

If we’ve been headed in the right direction with our last few symposia and playversations, immersion turns on an identification of the player, through the ruleset, both with clearly recognizable focal points of identification such as avatars and player-characters and … Continue reading

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