Class 9B – 11/25/20; Asynchronous Class “Games, Politics & Our Branded Lives” – The Slides (V.1)

Class 9B – 11/25/20; Asynchronous Class “Games, Politics & Our Branded Lives” – The Slides (V.1)

Here are the slides from our collaborative class. Have also put the original video below for convenience. Though hopefully the slides can stand on their own a starting point for your own version/feedback/branching narrative… Jon

News of the Week; November 18, 2020

News of the Week; November 18, 2020

GAMES Nintendo faces yet another Joy-Con drift lawsuit: An expert analysis noted that the drift is caused by “extensive wear on the pad surface on the interior of the Joy-Con” The dance-off ends: a (partial) resolution to Fortnite’s slurry of copyright lawsuits. Oxford University study finds playing games can positively impact emotional well-being Oxford University […]

News of the Week; November 11, 2020

News of the Week; November 11, 2020

GAMES Class action lawsuit accuses EA of changing game difficulty to push loot boxes EA faces yet another class-action lawsuit connected to loot boxes: EA calls claims “baseless,” says they “misrepresent our games” What’s Loot Got to do With It? Judge dismisses Apple’s claim of theft in Epic case: Court says ongoing legal battle should […]

News of the Week; November 4, 2020

News of the Week; November 4, 2020

GAMES Bandai Namco, AtGames resolve legal dispute: Judge dismisses lawsuit over Ms. Pac-Man rights, clearing way for re-release of AtGames’ Namco arcade microconsole EA fined €10m over loot boxes as Dutch court sides with gambling authority: District court unmoved by FIFA publisher’s defenses, denies its bid to keep fines from being made public Dutch judge […]

Class 10 – 11/4/20; Synchronous Presentation “Virtual Life in the Post-truth Era”
News of the Week; October 28, 2020

News of the Week; October 28, 2020

NoW October 28, 2020  GAMES EA hit with class action lawsuit in Canada over loot box usage EA Accused Of Running “Unlicensed, Illegal Gaming System” Billy Mitchell’s Donkey Kong high-score case will move forward to trial AOC’s Twitch stream is a milestone for games — and for politics | Opinion: Embarrassing copycats are inevitable, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez […]

Class 9A – 10/21/20; Synchronous Class “Building a PowerPoint Together” – The Video

Class 9A – 10/21/20; Synchronous Class “Building a PowerPoint Together” – The Video

A pedagogic experiment. Can we as a group build a class that then becomes a PowerPoint? So far here’s Part 1 – the Video. Part 2 – the PowerPoint to be added when ready… Jon

News of the Week; October 21, 2020

News of the Week; October 21, 2020

GAMES Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against EA in Canada Over Loot Boxes EA facing Canadian class action lawsuit over loot boxes: Two plaintiffs seeking damages as suit calls out “unlicensed, illegal gaming system” in over 60 titles Mark Sutherland and Shawn Moore v. Electronic Arts Inc. (Notice of Civil Claim The Supreme Court of B.C., […]

Class 8 – Week of 10-12-20 Audio-Slides; “Connecting Ourselves: Gamer Vulnerability in Virtual Realities Part 2”
News of the Week; October 14, 2020

News of the Week; October 14, 2020

GAMES Professional Splatoon player arrested for alleged sexual assault of a minor: Japanese esports organization Creatives parts ways with player Console hackers are shocked after DOJ arrests prominent mod-chip makers Blizzard workers in France called to strike over closure of Versailles office Nintendo forces rebranding for adult entertainer “Pokeprincxss” Nintendo issues cease and desist against […]