Today I would like to send a thoughtful goodbye to everyone in the class. This short term was truly a blast. The interesting personalities that every single person brought to the room helped feed into an interactive, fun, yet informative class. So for this, I say thank you.
I would also like to discuss how this class has changed my perspective on video games. Before this class, when I would play a video game I was not focused on the historical consideration that goes into the game. The background was merely a setting for the fun game I was playing. Discussion of how certain games such as Assassins Creed and Bioshock use history to shape or inspire some aspect of its play along with creating our own game have really given me a new appreciation for the validity of video games being a means of displaying or portraying history.