L.A. NOIRE

Video Games Expanded My Ability to Teach During the Pandemic

I panicked last year when my university announced that classes were moving online during the pandemic. Like most professors, I had never taught online before, and didn’t even know where to start. For days, I tried to design courses that felt engaging and worthwhile, but nothing stuck. And then, one…

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Grand Theft Auto Online, L.A. Noire, and Max Payne 3 Are Losing Online Functionality on PS3 and Xbox 360

Rockstar has announced it’s shutting down the online features of three games on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3: Grand Theft Auto Online, Max Payne 3, and L.A. Noire. The company will start pulling the plug on September 16. It will no longer be possible to track stats through Rockstar Games Social Club…

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Cold Cases: On Framing, Freedom, and Failure in Mystery Games

When it comes to solving a mystery, I think Persona 4 distills the idea into the purest form I’ve seen it represented in a video game. After a murderer has killed two women in the small town of Inaba, Yu Narukami and his friends have spent the past few months…

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