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The Poke Narrative

Ben Shoemake, Columnist

November 19, 2015


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

By not assigning its own meaning to acts of friendship, Pokémon games allow players to create it themselves, weaving a narrative that may not be represented fully in the game, but which is tailored uniquely for each user.

Video Games: Graphics don’t matter

Video Games: Graphics don’t matter

Blair Hanley Frank

March 3, 2011


Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

When it comes to video games, the industry has made leaps and bounds when it comes to hardware capabilities, and software often ends up matching that. Games today are significantly more complex, especially when it comes to graphics. It's possible to render nearly lifelike games in high-definition on ...

Video game morality needs to grow up

Video game morality needs to grow up

Blair Hanley Frank

February 3, 2011


Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

Spoiler Warning: I'll be discussing important plot points from "Mass Effect" and "Bioshock". You have been warned. Humans have always told stories. It's in our nature. Up until recently, however, it's been impossible to truly put yourself into a story. That's why video games are cool: it's finally possi...

Freedom of speech extends to video games

Blair Hanley Frank

November 18, 2010


Filed under Columnists

Saying that video games are controversial is a rather serious understatement. State governments all over our country have tried to ban the sale of "violent" games to minors for quite some time. For the most part, the proposed laws have all been struck down in court. Until recently, the Supreme Court...

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