Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Week 5: Digital Games and Controversy


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 may 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 our discussion last week, as well as earlier discussions about ESRB ratings, story, accessibility, 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)

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