Author Archives: David Carlton

Symposium: Spider-Man, March 5, 2020

For the March Symposium, we’ll be talking about Spider-Man.  Concretely, I’d like to talk about the specific genre that it fits in, the open-world AAA collectathon, and to compare the plot advancement aspects with the collection aspects of Spider-Man and … Continue reading

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Gaming Session: Minecraft, February 27, 2020

Minecraft this week! 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST, voice chat over Discord.

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Symposium: Minit, February 13, 2020

This week’s game is Minit, with Ariel leading the discussion.  Quoting them: Minit is a Legend of Zelda-inspired game where the world resets every 60 seconds. We will be comparing Minit’s loops with the play experience of Baba Is You, … Continue reading

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Gaming Session: Minecraft, January 30, 2020

Minecraft this week!  Thursday at 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST.

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Symposium: Baba Is You, January 2, 2020

Our first Symposium of the decade will be on Baba Is You, hosted by Pat.  He says: Baba is You is a puzzle game in which the player can directly alter the rules. At first, this simply means changing victory … Continue reading

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Gaming Session: Minecraft, December 19, 2019

Our final Minecraft session of the year will be this Thursday; 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST.

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Gaming Session: Minecraft, November 21, 2019

Minecraft a week early this month, because of Thanksgiving; 8:30pm EST, 5:30pm PST, voice chat over discord.

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Gaming Session: Minecraft, October 31, 2019

Minecraft this Thursday! 8:30pm EDT / 5:30pm PDT.

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Gaming Session: Minecraft, September 26, 2019

Minecraft this week! Thursday at 8:30pm EDT / 5:30pm PDT, voice chat over discord.

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Symposium: Persona 5, September 5, 2019

We’re talking about Persona 5 this month!  I’m pretty sure we’ll want to talk about Ann’s depiction in the game: ways in which we find that depiction flawed, ways in which we find that depiction in contradiction with itself.  And … Continue reading

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