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1:20 AM on 04.03.2011

Historitoid(:P) - Does anyone remember the first gaming communities online?

Still writing this thesis and I'm running into a roadblock of information. Does anyone know what the first gaming communities that existed online were? When was the first MMO released, for example, or when was the first gaming blog started? It's hard to find information on this stuff, ironically, on the internet :( -will thanks!!   read

11:33 AM on 04.02.2011

Why WoW changed my life

This is part 1 of my series of blogs for my thesis on videogaming cyber cultures. Please comment, discuss, troll, I welcome it all! ďBesides, interesting things happen along border-transitions-not in the middle where everyt...   read

1:58 PM on 03.28.2011

Rebecca Black's epic earpornz: "Friday", the song of a generation

Okay, let's be honest with each other right out of the gate, Rebecca Black's heavily bashed single, "Friday", may be the best song ever made, or at least the most viscerally metaphoric capturing of a generation I have ever se...   read

9:42 PM on 03.21.2011

Who I want you to see Ė an introduction

Hi, Iím new here but this isnít my first post on the site. Iím not a very experienced ďbloggerĒ per se, but Iíve written countless words on forums, pages, myspaces and walls over the years. Iím not really sure how I got here,...   read

2:00 PM on 03.21.2011

Returning to the Bunny Planet - an escape from gaming

When I was a little kid, my parents gave me a little cardboard sleeve that had three tiny, indelibly cute books in it, with the set being called "Voyage to the Bunny Planet". Maybe some of you remember it. Well, as a kid, whe...   read

6:04 PM on 03.16.2011

The message matters, little else

I had typed up a huge diatribe, but forgot to save it and my I was logged out, but I endure and endeavor to try again, this time I'm going to be more straight to the point and less ragey. Oblivion had some of the worst char...   read

8:03 PM on 03.14.2011

What does "interactive media" mean to you? PLZ help with my thesis:P

I've been playing videogames since I was 6 and have grown up, as millions of my peers have, in a world of virtual interconnectivity ushered in by the advent of the internet, social networking and online gaming. Now, I'm a sen...   read

3:45 PM on 03.14.2011


That big, scary word tossed around in cloistered halls of "higher-learning", sociology readers and the occasional discussion in MMO's. I've been trying to come up with reasons why agency is present online and in gaming for m...   read

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