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MMORPG/ARG

MMORPG= Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

ARG= Alternate reality games

I have to admit that the first time I had ever heard of a MMORPG was on NCIS as they talked about it in an episode.  I felt much like Gibbs and his vacant expression.  I loved to read and watch the information about these two types of gaming.  I actually play the 39 Clues.  I was trying to find ways to connect more with my students and many were reading the series and told me about them.  The books encourage the online gaming aspect and I played and really enjoyed it.  I feel if we could do something like that for all books, we could take away the AR testing and have students play games about the books.  It could relieve some of the students from their test anxieties.

I love the idea of the real life Pacman.  That looks cool and I can see it really taking off as technology keeps changing and improving.

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Posted by on February 3, 2012 in Other

 

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Zelda Game

Zelda game was a lot of fun and much more a game of my liking.  The fact that I could see what obstacles I needed to overcome as I entered a new screen was helpful.  The game was set up so that you knew where you needed to be going and what was asked of you.  The graphics are getting better and the actions are much funnier.  I liked that I didn’t have to type what I wanted to do.  I could just push a button and I would place a bomb, use my sword, or use the bow and arrow.

 
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Peasant’s Quest

This game is much better than the last one but still frustrating and difficult.  I can see how the makers took the new tools that were available at the time and created the game.  The commentary was quite funny to read and there was some quick wit.

I was able to make it to a waterfall and many cottages, only one of which I could get into.  I also made it to a horse and a cave with a note on it but I could not read a note.

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2012 in Other

 

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Interactive Fiction

I played the game Zork 1: The Great Underground Empire for my gaming class.  After five minutes I was frustrated with the game but kept pushing on to play for the full twenty minutes.  To play this type of interactive game one needs to have a great imagination and be able to see the world in their minds after reading the description.  That type of person is not me.  I am a very visual learner who is not creative enough to come up with my own worlds.  I like to dominate worlds that are already shown to me.   I think for the first type of gaming it is fairly good and does feel somewhat like a choose your own adventure book more than an actual game.  Playing this game has made me truly grateful for the technology and graphics that we have today to use to play with.

While playing the game I kept going in circles having a hard time navigating myself.  I made it to the house a couple of times but I could never seem to get into the window that was slightly open.  I also made it to the Grand Canyon and down the rocky wall to the rainbow but after that I kept going in many circles climbing up and down the wall many times.  One can see why I was getting frustrated.

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2012 in Other

 

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