Portfolio Synopsis - Bert Barnes Final Portfolio: Synopsis...

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Bert Barnes Final Portfolio: Synopsis November 30, 2007 I began my study of video games wondering how much studiable material possibly existed in such a field. I was not expecting to be using the analytical techniques I learned in middle and high school, but, as our class began the semester discussing the narrative-ludology debate, I did. Examining narrativism and its relation to interactive media was, in my opinion, the most controversial and interesting part of the class. Yet still to my surprise were the frequent readings from ludology theorists like Espen Aarseth, Jesper Juul, and Eric Zimmerman, as well as class discussions surrounding ideas generated by economists and psychologists. As the course progressed, I not only utilized skills of thesis formulation and citation of textual evidence, but also had to supplement my viewpoints using the new language and skills of analyzation I was learning. The following essays are arranged in chronological order as it displays the changing
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2008 for the course COMM 129 taught by Professor Reichcasad,madelei during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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