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Artful Without Art: A Critique of Bioshock Infinite

"Centuries of their labor would not reveal to them any more of Creation than they already knew. Yet through their endeavor, men would glimpse the unimaginable artistry of Yahweh's work, in seeing how ingeniously the world had been construct...

 
 
 

Interim strategies: On gaming and experience

"There are some today who would argue that there is no such thing as "experience" -- lived experience, as it is sometimes called -- save as it is reducible to language and desire[...] abolishing at least what happens as an irreducible ontol...

 
 
 
 

This was a triumph: A freakin' old review of Portal

Just a warning before you start wondering why I'm posting this. Yes, old post is old. This review was culled from my personal blog entry from November. I was experiencing some bloggers block here and I figured editing this entry a bit and...

 
 

About Frohikeone of us since 6:12 PM on 06.26.2007



Bio:

My interest in gaming began around the age of 7 when my parents purchased my first video gaming system: the Odyssey 2 (otherwise known as Videopac Plus in France, where I was living at the time). It probably began earlier that, actually. That's as far back as I can remember seeing a video game in front of me and being able or wanting to play it, but I must have wanted games before that time or my parents wouldn't have given me the Videopac. I honestly can't remember.

My interest spanned many consoles and/or machines and also led me to programming around the age of 9 on another Philips/Magnavox machine: the VG5000. I didn't like the machine all that much and envied a friend of mine with an Amstrad, a sort of European sibling to the Commodore.

Today, I'm still a programmer and video gamer with a penchant for philosophy and criticism that I picked up along the way.

As a father of two, I consider myself a proud member of a growing population of parent gamers. I believe in educating my kids in the values and pitfalls of gaming in the context of gaining a better understanding of one another as human beings, and in developing a more adept understanding of systems, and the values and responsibilities of acting with and within them.

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