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Communication Studies
COMM 1101
Chris Russill

COMM Nov 19 Exam – essay style – 2 questions on the Carr book (blue or black pen) Mock exam – Nov. 26 & no class or discussion groups on Dec. 3 and 4 Guest Lecture – Patrick Scott • Some ways to think about games o Historically o As technical artifacts o as cultural artifacts o As a little bit of both • Brief History of games o Mainframes and early history  Space war • 2 players – goal was to shoot the other player out of the sky • Made in MIT • Share the instructions on how to write the program in order to play the game  Computer space • Arcade game – a clone of space war • Using other people’s computing power to play a game  Home Systems • Zelda – Nintendo entertainment system o 30 million units sold • First handheld video game – Gameboy • Son
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