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Best. Class. EVER.

Posted by Electric Turahk , in School Jan 07 2013 · 208 views

So today was the first day of my sixth semester of college.

And one class stood out far, fary above the others.

IST 446: An Introduction to Building Computer/Video Games

Why, you ask?

We are being forced to play Mass Effect, World of Warcraft, and League of Legends.

For a class.

Now, I never wanted to touch LoL and WoW and am actually most disappointed Portal was apparently cut in favor of LoL... But a lot of people have wanted me to get into the ME series and I guess it's about time I did.

We're also going to have to design our own games and do other work, but we're expected to play at least 7 hours of these games. And some other smaller ones will be touched on, like.... Farmville...

It's really looking to be my favorite class of the semester already.

~|ET|~


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That sounds good, but I think you could also learn a lot by playing bad games like Jekyll and Hyde, Sonic 06, etc.

 

Really try to show what makes a game good vs. bad, in theory instead of "whee this is fun"

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Electric Turahk
Jan 08 2013 12:03 AM
That sounds good, but I think you could also learn a lot by playing bad games like Jekyll and Hyde, Sonic 06, etc.
 
Really try to show what makes a game good vs. bad, in theory instead of "whee this is fun"
Now that does sound much more interesting.
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And then, when you learn about bad games, you get to learn about good games.

Portal, Halo 4, AC2... whatever.
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Which Mass Effect? Because, while #1's good for story, it's just awful from a gameplay and mapmaking perspective.

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Electric Turahk
Jan 08 2013 09:33 AM
Which Mass Effect? Because, while #1's good for story, it's just awful from a gameplay and mapmaking perspective.
Whichever I want.

But it would be stupid to not start at the beginning and that's that.
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Colette Llyan
Jan 08 2013 02:32 PM
That sounds good, but I think you could also learn a lot by playing bad games like Sonic 06, etc.

What could anyone learn from playing Sonic 06, aside from learning how to go insane? "IT'S NO USE!" "TAAAAAKE THIS!" "IT'S NO USE!" "TAAAAAAAAAAKE THIS!"

It's best to just watch it being played, so you can see what NOT to do, while saving your sanity. =P(I'm saying this as a Sonic fan, too. Granted, I haven't played it myself, but I've seen enough of it to know I don't want to play it, if I value my sanity. xD[Though if I got it as a gift, I'd likely try, but just attempt to get through the story and nothing more. >>'])
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Ricardo Mason
Jan 09 2013 06:50 PM

Now that's a class I would love to take.

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-Windrider-
Jan 10 2013 08:11 PM

Hit me up in WoW - Holybo on Turalyon : P

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