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Do You Care for Quick Time Events?

I love Quick Time Events. There, I said it. Don�t worry; I�m aware that bad QTEs exist. After all, gamers often state categorically that they �love video games� knowing full well that bad games exist. Similarly, I�m fond of Quick Time Event...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

School Trips to Game Worlds: Where would you go?

Two weeks ago I was on a school trip in Berlin. Each time I go on this trip (this was the fifth time) a student looks up at the Reichstag building, turns to me and demands to know if that was the building 'they' assaulted at the end of Call...

 
 
 
 

​More Reasons to be a Gamer-Teacher

A student once asked me if Richard the Lionheart was ginger (we'd just finished a lesson on the Crusades). I stated that, yes, records show that King Richard I had red hair. The student gleefully announced that he had seen Richard in the ci...

 
 
 
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How do we stop Nathan Drake?

[Dtoid community blogger RedHeadPeak shares his concerns for the sanctity of our ancient history in the wake of the recent Uncharted 4 announcement. (I bet he doesn't much care for Indiana Jones, either.) Want to see your own blog appear on...

 
 
 

What Game Can You Always Depend On?

Some of the greatest games only get one play through. Whether the adventure lasts for ten hours or one hundred, or occupies your gaming time for several months, there will come a point where the most entertaining game fulfils its purpose. T...

 
 
 
 

Gamer-Teacher: The Execution of Yoshi Cromwell

The stage is set. Mario�s desire for a male child is an ever-growing concern. His first wife, Pauline, has failed to produce the heir he craves. Age and stress have taken a toll on her body. Mario wants a new, younger wife that will secure ...

 
 
 
 

Gamer-Teacher: Mario and Henry VIII

I try to be very careful when mixing gaming with education. These are two of my major interests but not every student will appreciate gaming references punctuating every lesson. Nevertheless, a comparison between video game and subject matt...

 
 
 
 

Returning to Pok�mon: Better to Faint With Honour

In my mind, there are few competitions nobler and more respectable than a Pok�mon Battle. Pok�mon Blue demonstrated to me that even the wildest creature can conduct themselves with fairness and restraint in each encounter. No words are utte...

 
 
 
 

Returning to Pok�mon: confused by Pok� Balls.

Last week, I touched on my reactions to Pok�mon after skipping four generations. I've enjoyed the game so far but many of the new elements and changes have left me feeling old or confused. Last week I referred to the overwhelming sensation ...

 
 
 
 

Returning to Pok�mon: Why is everybody in a rush?

I�ve often found that I respond to new ideas in an open-minded way. I can be relied on the react favourably to change. A shift from the expected norm will not cause be to moan or grumble. If change is for the better, than I can easily get o...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Weird Theory: why doesn't Link rule the world?

I�m sure that anyone who has played an instalment of the Legend of Zelda series must admire Link, the protagonist of the series. Whilst there are in fact numerous different versions of Link, with slightly altered personalities and art style...

 
 
 
 

Gamer Logic: Why walk when I can...

In real life, I am able to walk in straight line, without feeling the need to leap into the air every two seconds. I can park my car between the white lines; I have no impulse to roll out of the car before it has come to a stop. When I catc...

 
 
 
 

The Advantages of a Gamer-Teacher

Teaching is a profession which can blend into your personal time. In my life, video gaming has become something that is scheduled; pencilled in amongst lesson plans and marking. I�ve not given up on gaming though. Not only because I enjoy i...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Should more games let you choose your gender? Part One

If you�re the kind of person that thinks, �I don�t want to play as a [Male/Female] character� or �There are too many [Female/Male] characters in gaming� or �[Men/Women] are underrepresented in video games�, then you [Madam/Sir], are in the ...

 
 
 
 

Why do the Silent start speaking in sequels?

I'm sure that if I asked you to name your favourite video game characters, your list would include one or two silent individuals. Many of the most legendary protagonists are taciturn, and are often respected for staying quiet. Unvoiced char...

 
 
 
 

Candidates for the �Ideal�� Melee Weapon

There are a lot of close combat weapons in video games, and everyone has their favourite. Some are ultimate weapons of power; some are versatile tools of destruction; some are iconic pieces of kit. Last week, I asked if it was possible to ...

 
 
 
 

The Search for the �Ideal�... Melee Weapon.

You! Yes you! You have a decision to make! Well� that�s not true�you don�t have to. It�s just a bit of fun really. I didn�t mean to put you under that much pressure. I�m sorry I shouted. Let�s start over. For my first post (which was a who...

 
 
 


About RedHeadPeakone of us since 4:43 AM on 01.11.2014

Hello, I'm Rufus Scott

I'm a long-term gamer and a full-time teacher. If I'm not writing about my experiences as a gamer-teacher, I'm over-thinking games because I can, or rambling about life as a "grown-up" gamer.

You can find me writing in the Community area here, or at my own site - GamerPeak.com.
 
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