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5 Things that Make Cooperative Games Fun

January 26, 2017

Recently, my roommate and I played through one of my favourite cooperative games of all time, Little Big Planet. While playing, we were wondering – what makes it such a strong multiplayer game? While there are a number of fun gameplay elements, the game is more fun with others than alone. We did some brainstorming and came up with 5 elements that make cooperative games fun. The Controls are Easy to Learn, but Hard to Master When you’re sitting around ready…

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Arrival (2016) – Character Study Moving the Plot

January 3, 2017

The film Arrival, released late 2016, was what feels like the first good movie I’ve seen in theatres in recent memory. The plot follows linguistics professor Louise Banks as she is tasked with interpreting the language of aliens who touch down on Earth. Whereas we usually see establishing shots or what the protagonist sees, in Arrival, we mostly see Louise. News stations cover the alien crafts, but we are looking at her reactions. The aliens do an action and we see her watch.…

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