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Madden: A Friendly Game or an Overwhelming Obsession?

Everyone knows those guys. The ones who crowd around the television screen feverishly pressing buttons while swigging whatever the cheapest beer happened to be at the gas station earlier that night. They yell when they make a wrong play and cheer when they one-up their opponent. Exams, girlfriends, family pets, and all others get left […]

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Comics vs. novels….

When I was younger, Archie comics served as my constant companions. I was hooked on Betty, Veronica, Archie, Reggie, Jughead, Moose, Ethel, etc. and their drama filled story blocks. I actually still have all of them in boxes under my bed at home. Comics are just easier to understand. Not only do you have the […]

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Oregon Trail….

Apparently our class aren’t the only ones who are still fond of the Oregon Trail….Click here to play an Oregon Trail-ish game that I happened to run across while randomly surfing the internet

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Robots???

So I’m reading all of this fun stuff about kids programming robots and I’m feeling a little left out. We never got to do that kind of stuff in my schools. We did have a pet gerbil that ran around in one of those balls and a bear that the kid of the week got […]

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Thoughts on video…

I would agree that television is addictive. Everyone gets hooked on certain shows, like Lost or Grey’s Anatomy. Or some get sucked into reality television like Flavor of Love or Dancing with the Stars. Think about American Idol. Without viewers, that show wouldn’t exist. Look at the people who have won AI but whom didn’t […]

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Arrested for gaming success…

The article below is from Foxnews.com. Here is the link: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,331393,00.html When does gaming go too far? DELHI, La. — A call mistakenly made by a victorious video gamer led to his arrest on an outstanding warrant. Authorities arrested Thomas Ballard, 29, of Delhi, early Monday after a woman reported receiving a late-night call from […]

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Blocking blogging?!?

I can’t remember if it was in this class that we talked about schools regulating student’s usage of the internet or not. The conversation was about how schools would give students computers to use but the computers were so locked down that they could barely use google. I found some articles today on the regulation […]

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Project…

Anyone have anything narrowed down for their project? Anyone working on their project yet? I’m still in the brainstorming mode myself. I have tons of ideas but no focus currently. I think theres a lot to be said for the current Writer’s Strike and its effects on new media. Internet based shows like Quarterlife are […]

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Lets see if this goes anywhere….

I saw a comic today in the Washington Post that refers to this class and its topics in many different ways. In short, it was perfect. So I’ve decided to add it here for everyone’s benefit.

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