As you may have noticed, the class discussion
for the “Living Epic” course is, well, marvelous. The idea of having it here in the first place was that the blaze would touch off other interdisciplinary fireworks, and so I’m pleased to call attention to one such skyrocket
, contributed by Seadog.
My XBox 360 met its red-ringed reward last week, and so I’m not going to plan any XBox gaming for this Thursday, though I’m almost certainly to be found in The Lord of the Rings Online
, Windfola server, that night. Let me know if you’re interested in giving that game a try, and I’ll keep you company along your narrative journey! Also, everyone else will feel very free to jump on XBox Live without me, I hope.
Three of the senior fellows (Mike Young and I of UConn, and Stephen Schafer of Digipen), will be kicking off a discussion of VGHVI and the Serious Games Movement
on 15 January. We’ll each contribute an opening statement here in the forum and on the wiki, and then take questions and edits in both places. The idea is to create a collaborative article that embodies our different persectives on the question of what a serious game is, and whether we should call some games serious and others not. I hope you’ll plan on “attending”! We’re also still happy to welcome co-authors, if you feel like you have an extended contribution to make.
I’m hoping also to put part four of my conversation with Peter Molyneux up tomorrow, but it looks like we’ll probably have a snow day (well, apparently more of an ice day—ugh!) here tomorrow, and, thus, that may or may not happen.