Maggie Stough

Occam’s Razor and Longevity in McVideogame

Earlier this semester I became a little addicted to playing McVideogame and trying to figure out how to last the longest as you can’t really win the game.

It got to the point where I rewarded myself for doing homework by playing McVideogame. I was trying a variety of options, seeing which combination helped me keep the business running for the longest. And I think I was pretty successful.

Twitter record of previous McVideogame successes

Twitter record of previous McVideogame successes

But I started to wonder if anyone had found a proven method for doing well at this game. I ended up running across this article, which has you do a very small amount of things and then just let the game run without doing anything else.… Read the rest

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Households Achieving Lifetime Wishes: How The Sims Could Be Considered a RPG

The Thing About Genre

Video game genres say a lot about a game. It’s more than just what kind of story you’re in for, but also the expectations for how you’ll interact with the game and what the goals might be. But sometimes the qualifiers we use to put media into categories like genre can be more inclusive than we expect. I’ve never held an interest in RPGs nor really paid them any mind until we discussed them in class. As we listed off their qualifiers, such as customization, playing as a party, roles & classes, et cetera, I began to realize that in many ways playing The Sims games is pretty much like playing a RPG.… Read the rest

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