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Catan Doesn’t Need to be Settled Anymore. It Belongs to Rachel.

I’ve played Settlers of Catan thrice now.  And thrice has it been settled by someone else.  Alas, it was not meant to be.  Maybe Middle Earth needs my help? Settlers of Catan somehow manages to be refreshingly new and exciting … Continue reading

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Teach Me How to Dragon Dance

The art of the Dragon Dance dates back to a time when dragons roamed ancient China unopposed – during the reign of the Han Dynasty (around 200 B.C. – 200 A.D.).  Dragons are typically seen in Chinese culture as being … Continue reading

Posted in #6. Chinese popular culture, Blog Assignments | Leave a comment

Brazilian Player Profile – Ravenchill the Trilinguist

I met the user known as Ravenchill in a chat server on the online strategy game League of Legends. Although I had been soliciting help from other sources, Ravenchill was able and willing to aid me in my quest to … Continue reading

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The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, or, If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, Then You Probably Have Syphilis

The Tuskegee Institute, with financial backing through the Julius Rosenwald Fund and the U.S. Public Health Service, attempted to research the effects of penicillin on African-American subjects infected with syphilis.  Although it seemed that the project began with good intentions … Continue reading

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Hello and Goodbye Kitty

I remember going into a Hello Kitty store when I was a young lad and looking at all of the various Hello Kitty crap and wondering if Hello Kitty was some sort of comic book character or television show hero.  … Continue reading

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Conflict Horizon – The Next Step in Warfare

Design Project for Conflict Horizon 1. Overview The primary goal of Conflict Horizon is to immerse players in a war-torn world unlike anything they have ever experienced.  The game, which will be exclusive to Microsoft’s Xbox 360 system, will feature … Continue reading

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