Mid-Week Gear Check

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Week 2 Games MOOC

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Mid-Week Gear Check

  1. 1. Games Based Learning MOOC http://gamesmooc.shivtr.com
  2. 2. Midweek Gear Check Week 2
  3. 3. Games MOOC
  4. 4. Avatars and Online Identity #gamemooc Tweetchat
  5. 5. Screenshots and Discussion Daedalus Project
  6. 6. Minecraft Friday Office Hours 2-4 pm Open House Next Saturday
  7. 7. Minecraft Marianne Malmstrom Knowclue Kidd Next Tuesday
  8. 8. World of Warcraft Friday Office Hours 2-4 pm Saturday Google Hangout How to Introduce World of Warcraft
  9. 9. Discussion of how to Introduce WoW Inevitable Instructors
  10. 10. AVATARS, ALTS, TOONS And the WORLDS they live in
  11. 11. Screenshots and Discussion Daedalus Project
  12. 12. Avatar Sanskrit term meaning the living embodiment of a god. Neal Stephenson in his book Snowcrash popularized this term to mean online representation of self. Often used interchangeably by gamers with toon, alt, or character.
  13. 13. TOON 'Toon' is a term used gamers, especially players of massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG) for a player character in the game. The term is a shortened form of cartoon.
  14. 14. ALTs and Mains • Alternate character, a secondary character in a MMORPG. MMORPGs often allow for multiple characters. An Alt is distinguished from a “Main.” A Main is usually the primary character one plays.
  15. 15. What is a gravatar? “Your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog.” https://en.gravatar.com/ http://en.gravatar.com/
  16. 16. 1st Person Shooter • FPSs show a first person perspective, that renders the game world from the visual perspective of the player character. • You will typically not see your avatar unless there is a mirror or cinematic.
  17. 17. Third Person Shooter • Third-person shooter (TPS) is a genre of video games where the player character is seen at a distance from a number of different possible perspective angles. • Common angle is looking over character’s right shoulder
  18. 18. NPC • Non-player character, a character in a role-playing game or video game who is controlled by the game rather than by a player.
  19. 19. Pets & Companions
  20. 20. Kid Virtual Worlds
  21. 21. Wonderland
  22. 22. Naming Your Avatar
  23. 23. Choose Your Avatar
  24. 24. Inside the Workspace

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