Press B to Cuddle: Values in Romance as a Game Mechanic
Date: December 15, 2014 – Full Text Here
Game Studies – A detailed look at games that use romance as a mechanic, and how these mechanics are embedded with the social and cultural values of the designer.
I am the Shadow, the True Self: Exploring Dungeons, Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Persona 4
Game Studies – An in-depth analysis of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4, and how the game uses its dungeon mechanic to explore gender, sexuality, and identity.
Low Velocity Impact: Recognizing and Analyzing Blunt Force Trauma in the Human Skeleton
Forensic Anthropology – An outline of the application of analysis of blunt force trauma (low velocity impact trauma) in the human skeleton, for use in forensic anthropological study.
The Road Goes Ever On: The Celtic Musical Influence on the Film Trilogy, the Lord of the Rings
Music/Film – An analysis of Celtic music and its influence on the score of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, taking into consideration Celtic history, and the fictitious history and culture of Middle-Earth.
Calming the Rage of Achilles: Civilization and Savagery in Epic Poetry
History/Classics – An in-depth analysis of the use of “civilized” and “savage” culture in epic poetry, while looking at three poems of the Classical era – Gilgamesh, the Iliad, and the Odyssey.
Men of Honour and Violence: A Comparative Analysis of the Sicillian Mafia and the Japanese Yakuza
History – A comparative analysis of “La Cosa Nostra” and the Japanese Yakuza – from their distinct, yet similar pasts, to the role they play in the present.