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Symposium: World of Warcraft, August 4, 2016

With over a decade of on-going development and an active player-base in the millions, World of Warcraft stands as one of the most renowned MMORPGs ever. However, for as vast as the game as become through multiple expansions, at its root is … Continue reading

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Symposium, August 7th: Rise of Nations

In the realm of strategy games, years can be played as minutes and Rise of Nations, which was originally released by Big Huge Games in 2003, provides a striking contrast between its broad historical scope and the surprisingly brief window … Continue reading

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VGHVI Symposium, 10/4: Modes of Subversion 1: Frustration of Purpose and the “Final Girl”

Our playversation about DragonAge 2 confirmed me in my thought about where we should head next in our symposia. For the next few months, I propose that we consider specific possible ways that rulesets can subvert the identification through legibility … Continue reading

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Symposium: 2 February 2012

It’s the first week of the month, which means that it’s time for another VGHVI Symposium! Last month’s generated a discussion about games, play, and learning that we all thought deserved some more attention; David even wrote an extended blog … Continue reading

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VGHVI Symposium, Thursday 8 December

It’s (almost) the first week of the month, which means that it’s time for another VGHVI Symposium! I plan to put the -pos- back in “symposium” by sharing my technique for microwave mulled wine, and the Plato by talking about … Continue reading

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LOTRO Symposium: The Deadly Fates

This Thursday night at 9:30 Eastern we’ll convene the seventh session of our monthly symposium (you know, a drinking party) on “Roots of Humanistic Game Criticism” inside the world of Turbine’s The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO). We’ve been … Continue reading

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VGHVI LotRO Symposium: September 1, 2011

It’s the start of a new month, which means that it’s time for another VGHVI Symposium, taking place in Lord of the Rings Online. (At least nominally: one or two regular participants don’t actually bother to log in, and I … Continue reading

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