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Role Playing More than Games

Posted by Sarah McCann on Sunday, October 2, 2011, In : Video Games 
I cannot help but continue to think about video games, the skills one gains while playing them and whether these skills have real life application. I am considering this because I have been playing games, I have been finishing games and I do feel while playing that I am learning something, gaining a new skills and able to reflect on my place in the world, but when I stop I often find myself confused by how all of this knowledge relates to the rest of my life.

In this post, I want to focus spec...
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The Space Between

Posted by Sarah McCann on Monday, July 11, 2011, In : Video Games 
Balance and chaos.
Me and you.
My conscious and subconscious.
Work and play.
Joy and sorrow.

The list could go on. Two things are the inspiration for this post today. The first was attending a community yoga class at Baltimore Yoga Village in Hampden on Friday, the second was completing the video game Outland and a friend's comment on my Facebook post about it.

It seems that whenever I find my way back to yoga the theme of the class always perfectly suits where I am in my life. On Friday at the 4:4...
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The Starting Point Matters

Posted by Sarah McCann on Saturday, February 5, 2011, In : Video Games 

Continuing my contemplation about video games, what I really want to see in a game and how games can be a tool in social justice work. I had a conversation with a friend of mine last night who had read my post about Fable III and had some comments about what I had said. He is a programmer so he knew which parts of my musings were not possible in the fabrication of games. I understand theoretically and very basically how games are put together and know that a game with unlimited choices is i...

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