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Video games: eternally controversial

In class, we discussed how gender roles have been portrayed in video games through time. There were some worrying discoveries we looked at, something which really isn’t explored or acknowledged among the general gaming population. In the year that is 2018, I think these are crucial topics to explore in order to progress towards a more neutral gaming culture. If something available…

VR and the courtroom

With our exploration of the history of VR in class, came very interesting stories. One that specifically caught my attention was the early sexual assault case that was mentioned, which helped the foundation of certain rules and guidelines in the virtual world. This got me thinking; with VR growing more and more essential in many industries in society (space science, medicine, business…

The Social Media Algorithm

“I’m taking a break from social media” – every person alive, at some point, probably… A very common phrase that is uttered nowadays. The weight of having that device in your pocket that constantly blasts you with notifications and information about everything you didn’t know you don’t care about has become overwhelming for a lot of people (myself included) and this recent…

Original – Sequel – Threequel?

In the world of media – particularly in the world of movies and games, developers and producers always try to create a best-selling product that would be adored by as large a share of the population as possible. Very few succeed, but the few that do seem to be more enthusiastic about creating followup versions (sequels) to that successful project they managed…