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Turkeys and Ocarinas: 3 Games I’m Thankful For

I'm thankful for the 'journeys' these games have brought me on.
I’m thankful for the ‘journeys’ these games have brought me on.

In honor of the holiday (from which my stomach is still recovering), I thought I’d continue the theme of thankfulness that’s circling around and share the three games that have had the biggest impact on my life. It was tough to choose, but when it came down to it these were the games I simply couldn’t do without.

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Myth and Origins: Why Games are Important and more!

Over the past semester I’ve been working on a project for a class that I’ve been taking. In this class, the Hero’s Journey, we studied the comprehensive comparative theories of the universality of mythology, from Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth, the American Hero, the Feminine Hero,  Final Participation, to Mythopoeia. All semester we’ve been reading stories that have spanned thousands of years; we’ve discussed movies  and books and I happened to be assigned the project relating mythology to video games. I’ve been preparing for it all semester by reading extensively about different games and in-game lore, doing actual historical research regarding locations in games that are based on fact, attending PAX East (both for fun and for increasing my general and specific knowledge regarding certain games), and probably most importantly- playing a whole new set of games I had never dabbled in before.

Exhibit HallSource.

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