Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Week 5 Agenda

9am-10am: Play Bully NOTE: The graphics cards in some of these computers aren't quite able to display all the cut-scenes. For instance, when you start your game running, there's a short movie introduction - the visuals will probably lack colour and show up all wonky. You can skip it or listen to the audio. Once the gameplay starts, everything seems to be okay - so just get through that first part and you should be good to go!

10am-10:45am: Discussion about videogame controversies; how this links back to earlier discussions about ESRB ratings, story, games for education, etc.

Q: Should the library take a more active role in addressing and/or responding to these types of controversies? e.g. Libraries protect challenged books, and increasingly films, audio, as well. Should they take a more active role in protecting challenged games (against bans, censorship, etc.)?

10:45am-11:00am: Talk about presentations (and group assignments if any questions/issues) - assign presentation order for next week

11:00am-12:00pm: Group work! (reminder: this is our LAST CLASS before presentations)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Scratch Hommage to Portal

©Naddalemur 2012
Just for fun - albeit it is of high relevance to our workshop - check out this "Portal Remix Party" created by Naddalmur using Scratch. It is both hilarious and creepy (once GLaDOS' voice kicks in).