Patience (Confessions of a Non-Gamer)

So the semester is finally over! And so is our class. Sadly, I think, so are my video game-playing days. Something that I’ve realized is crucial when playing video games, something that I think I lack, is patience. I’m thinking about playing Assassin’s Creed: Liberation and how long it took me to complete the tasks I…

Indigenous Women’s Digital Media and Representing Violence

A couple of weeks ago, I attended Coming To You From the Indigenous Future: A Showcase of Indigenous Women’s Digital media. My experiences at there really meshed with a lot of class discussions, particularly the one we had about the representation of slavery in Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry. The showcase presented a wide array of…

Art Tropes and Expectations

If I asked you to imagine what a brick block looks like in a videogame, chances are you might think of something like this.    If I asked you to imagine a dirt block, you might think of something like this.  If I asked you to list some level themes, you might think of sky, arctic, underground,…