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Jeanne Burch's Blog

 

I teach design in a small technical university. My students include those from three "core" programs: Web Design, Graphic Design, and Gaming. And, yes, trying to convince the gaming students they should care about hanging punctuation as much as the web and graphic students has been a challenge!

My first video game was Pong when I was in 7th grade. Before Pong ever existed, I would sneak out of school to play pinball at the local pool hall. When I was in my early twenties, my mom routinely trashed me in Asteroids; a few years after that, my god-daughter routinely trashed me in Mortal Kombat. In spite of that, I developed an unnatural love for video games, especially RPGs. Where most people probably turn on the local weather forecast in the morning, I turn on the game of the moment so I can get in an hour or two (or three) before work. 

Working with all my students is a blast, but I love the look of disbelief on the faces of the gaming students when they find out their 50-year-old-plus instructor plays video games, and has for decades. 

 

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Comment In: [News - 11/18/2014 - 03:24]

Although weaving is probably how ...

Although weaving is probably how the cloth in GoT: Ascent is made, I don 't think weaving belongs in the quote ...retain twice as well as just about any platform WEAVE done, including Facebook.

Comment In: [News - 11/13/2014 - 08:36]

Love of games doesn 't ...

Love of games doesn 't pay the bills.

Comment In: [Feature - 08/01/2011 - 04:30]

I recently replayed both the ...

I recently replayed both the original and the sequel to remind myself of the fine details before DA: Inquisition came out. r n r nSpoilers for DA2 follow. r n r nWhat I find really frustrating about DA2 is the lack of agency. The Champion can 't save either sibling ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/30/2014 - 03:49]

What Ralph said. : ...

What Ralph said. :

Comment In: [News - 10/21/2014 - 04:11]

Yowza. The comments on that ...

Yowza. The comments on that board are as cringe-inducing as the original tweets, although not for the same reasons. If Mike has friends, they are not on the Code Avarice site.

Comment In: [News - 10/16/2014 - 12:25]

@Christiaan r n r nIn ...

@Christiaan r n r nIn comedy, that 's called a monologue rather than spamming