How game developers can use social media integration to contribute to emergent play

How game developers can use social media integration to contribute to emergent play

My Bachelors thesis which investigates social media integration in video games.

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Intergrating feedback into my essay about social media integration

Intergrating feedback into my essay about social media integration

First of all thank you all for your wonderful feedback, it has really helped me with going through and fixing my research. It is worth mentioning the value of getting a wide and diverse range of feedback, which allows you to see your own work from different perspectives. I have compiled a series of notes from all the feedback I received. I have not paid attention to proofreading as they are just notes for myself on issues that should be addressed:

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This is not a blog post

This is not a blog post

This is not a blog post about The Stanley Parable. This is not a blog post about a blog post I wrote about The Stanley Parable. Instead, this blog post examines this game in terms of level design, rather than rehashing how it was not about The Stanley Parable and the Postmodern Metanarrative. This is really not a serious blog post, I was just having fun. If you want to read a serious blog post please click on the link above…

 

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Start With What You Know Is True: Mental Health in The Hunger Games

Start With What You Know Is True: Mental Health in The Hunger Games

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In the real world, mental illnesses affect millions of people, and yet there’s often a silence surrounding the issues, brought on by social stigmas and a lack of education on mental health. Depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety and panic disorders are prevalent within The Hunger Games, experienced by Katniss Everdeen and those around her. The trilogy highlights just how much trauma can affect people, especially the young adults and children manipulated by those much older.

While the novels are far more adept at portraying the characters’ understanding of and struggles with their respective illnesses, the films do make an effort. The opening scene of Catching Fire, where Katniss hallucinates another tribute from the Games while hunting with Gale, visually captures the nightmares of the arena that plague Katniss, setting up the audience’s understanding of her mental state following the 74th Hunger Games. The majority of Katniss’ interior struggles, however…

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