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EDT791: Excuses, excuses

Posted by Jeff Beeman on Sun, 04/27/2008 - 11:13

Wow, I've really fallen behind in posting my entries for class. I've been working on several different pieces, though, and I'm just having a hard time finishing them up. So, you can expect a steady stream of posts over the next few days about Rock Band, Gamestar Mechanic and a semi-related piece on podcasting.

For what it's worth, I mostly blame my procrastination on a re-discovered love for World of Warcraft...

EDT791: The Siren Song

Posted by Jeff Beeman on Wed, 04/16/2008 - 08:48

In the first meeting of EDT791 this semester, we were told that one of our assignments would be to play a game for at least fifty hours and write about it while we did so. In that moment, I heard a sweet, subconscious whisper, "... World... of... Warcraft." It was uttered in that same way I hear "...coffee," each morning, or "...popcorn," whenever I walk through the doors of a movie theater. I hadn't logged into WoW in nearly nine months, and it was pulling at me. Strongly.

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