Blog #3 Article

In this Article, “Women Get in on the Action in Video Games”, written by Stephen Heyman on September 10th 2014, Stephen describes how women are just as good at video game than men. Studies show that women make up 48% of the gaming population all over the world! He wrote this in order to prove that video games aren’t just for dudes. This article was written to gamers to show that both men and women can be gamers. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/arts/international/women-get-in-on-the-action-in-video-games.html?_r=0

Blog #2: My First Time at GOKU

I first heard about GOKU (Gamers OKutztown University) at the Kutztown Orientation during the summer. I saw a poster about it in the cafeteria, but at the time, I didn’t know the name of the club. A few weeks after I moved into Kutztown, I went to the first meeting on Wednesday. It was so cool how all the games were set up on different screens and projectors. They had Project M ( a fan made recreation of “Super Smash Bros. Brawl” featuring characters from older versions of the game) on 2 projectors, “Guitar Hero” and “Mario Kart 8” on smaller TVs, and they also had card and board games on several tables. It was so much fun meeting all new people and being able to challenge them at my favorite games. They also hold different tournaments and you could win cool prizes. I look forward to attending all future meetings and having fun.

Blog #1 Introduction

My name is Sean Radzwilka. I am currently a freshmen at Kutztown University. And in accordance with my English Class, all students are to pick one topic and start a blog about it. My topic for this semester will be Video Games. They are something I grew up with all my life, and now I get to share how great they are to my fellow students. In this blog, I will be discussing the different types of video games, and completing my English assignments, but talking about video games in the process. I hope all of my followers enjoy this blog.

Types of Video Games (Part 1)

Video Games come in many different types and Genres. Here’s a list of some of what kind of Video Games there are, how they’re defined, and some examples:

Action- This Genre focuses fast-paced gameplay, combat, hand-eye coordination, and reaction time. Example: Mass Effect(url) and Legend of Zelda: Orcarina of Time(url)

Adventure- These Video Games tell the story of its character or characters on a literal adventure. Examples: Watch Dogs(url) and Red Dead Redemption(url).

Fighting- These games focus on fighting another player. They usually focus entirely on combat. Examples: Street Fighter(url) and Super Smash Bros(url).

Racing-This Genre usually consists of vehicles competing against other vehicles on a series of different tracks, where the goal is to reach the end before everyone else. Examples: Mario Kart(url) and Need for Speed(url).

Role Playing Games(RPGs)- These are the games in which one or more players take on an imagined persona. This genre of gaming generally puts the player in direct control of a character, or group of characters, abilities, items, or skills. The RPGs is known for their stories of epic proportions and long length. Examples: Pokemon(url) and World of Warcraft(url).

Source: http://gaming.wikia.com/wiki/Encyclopedia_Gamia