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Oh, the drama

Drama exists in real life, so it was only a matter of time before it also rubbed off onto digital media. You’ve probably all heard about YouTube drama at some point during your time spent on the internet. Personally, I do not care at all about specific details about it, I am only interested in how the phenomenon originated and the repercussions…

Assassin’s Creed, between game play and history

Today I would like to say a few things about Assassin’s Creed. The main motivation for this choice is personal interest and a slight obsession with Ancient Egypt. Yes, I am talking about Assassin’s Creed Origins. I would like to give you readers a warning, in case you have never heard about/played any of the Assassin’s Creed games yourself.  It is not…

Socializing on Online Games?

In online games everyone puts a bit of themselves in their character, in a sort of an alternative world, where characters/avatars are alter-egos of real people. People interact with each other through their avatars that they create, whether they are portraying themselves truthfully their real-self in reality, or creating a completely different persona. However, in this blogpost I will focus on motivations…

I know you, you don’t know me

We have all heard someone say that they are “stalking” someone else, while referring to the action of looking up someone on google or on social media. This is not exactly stalking per se, as we all construct our presence online. In today’s blogpost I will talk about how we can “edit” ourselves online, some of the motivations, and how the accessibility…

The Video Game Industry, how controversial

With extraordinarily large profits and an ever growing demand, the video game industry is one of the biggest contributors to the economy worldwide. For now, it is mostly due to Western countries, but with a growing middle class in developing countries, this industry is becoming more and more accessible.  I will start by presenting some figures to give you an idea of…

Modern mythology

Nowadays there aren’t as many battles and raids as in the age of the Vikings, so naturally the way in which the norse Gods are portrayed has changed too. In an age of increasing globalization, religion has a much less central role in society as it used to. People in the West have access to social media are not usually living day-by-day,…

V.V.V. (Very Violent Video-games)

Ah yes, the greatest danger of the 21st century, responsible for the most violent behaviours, the supreme source of all violence.  If you had not read the title you would probably have thought of something completely different. That is because you, like many others, are a person of culture as well (Arakawa Under the Bridge reference). Unless you have just emerged from…