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  • Pinball: The Evolution Of The Baffle Ball In The 1940's

    technology, the score will be counted automatically. (Kent 3) The pinball has made an impact where in the 1940s; many companies have started to make other type of game such as: simulated horse racing, hunting and western gunfights. A few years after those types of game came out; they would implement sports game such as hockey and soccer. Those games are labeled as arcade games. (Kent 10) Afterwards, during the year 1972, the company “Atari” was founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. (Kent 38) They were the creator of the game computer space that was the first console game made. After the company was created, they have hired a few employees such as Cynthia Villanueva who was a receptionist and Al Alcorn who was an engineer for Atari. (Kent 39) This is when Pong was born. Pong was a game that Al Alcorn gave himself as a project. The concept was based on ping-pong. (Kent 40) The game took three months to build the prototype and it has been name Pong by Bushnell. Al Alcorn has made a few adjustments to the creation of Bushnell video game “Computer Space”. For example, adding speed to the ball and adjusting the angle when the ball gets hit on the paddle. (Kent 41) Thanks to pong, it has been a great success for Atari. (Kent 45) The first console that was ever created was called the “brown box”. It was created by Ralph Baer and his partner at Sanders Associates, Inc between 1967 and 1968. The “brown box” was a prototype that got its name by the brown wood-grain and…

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  • The Importance Of Perseverance In Betty Smith A Tree Grows In Brooklyn?

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith is a novel about perseverance through hardship, as Francie Nolan grows up in the impoverished immigrant neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, during the 1910s. Her mother Katie works tirelessly as a janitor all day and must support her family because Francie’s father Johnny is an alcoholic. The Nolan family lives each day uncertain if there will be enough money for the bare necessities, such as food or wood for a fire. Throughout the novel, Francie…

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  • Hegemonic Masculinity In Sports

    Yet there is much scholarly debate as to whether sport today continues to uphold the values of hegemonic masculinity or actually contributes to breaking down the hegemonic aspects of masculinity. Juxtaposing the media portrayals of Nolan Ryan and Russell Westbrook, as well as examining the views of a men’s college soccer team in the Northeast, provides strong evidence that hegemonic masculinity, although it has aspects that maintain a significant presence in society, is being challenged by other…

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  • Classroom Management Research Paper

    427/527 – Classroom Management and Effective Discipline Final Project I. Philosophy of Classroom Management/Environment My philosophy of discipline is based on PBIS. I use PBIS positive behavior combined with Flip-It and natural consequences. I have a routine for my class to follow. I praise those that I see following the routine frequently with fist bumps, high fives and “Wow” I like the way so and so are staying in line. This technique makes others want the praise and they will stay in…

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  • Origin Of Batman's Story

    Batman is a billionaire orphan who uses his resources to eliminate the evil within his world, such as his nemesis the Joker. The origin of Batman’s story can be traced back to May 1939, when the character was written and drawn by a company called detective comics. In the early 1900s, reading was done by almost everyone because it was essential in education. The company, detective comics catered to the public with outlandish stories of batman, entertaining the public in new and unique ways. Ever…

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  • Charity Harney Analysis

    Charity’s unconnected life drastically changes as her relationship with the young Harney develops into a connected friendship, and then a connected sexual relationship (Wharton 39.) Charity, living a life of isolation and boredom, comes to life, like a flower blooming, in her relationship with Harney (Wharton 39.) She didn’t dare to dream of happiness only to find herself surrounded and filled by it (Thought happiness was….) It also appears that the forbidden nature of Charity and Harney’s…

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  • Narrative Techniques In Memento

    Done by Joshua nagenthiram Memento is a psychological thriller directed by Christopher Nolan where we see the film through the perspective of the main character Leonard Shelby. Leonard has short term memory and only remembers certain glimpses of his past. The way this film is shot is through Leonard’s point of view where you see how his short term memory effects him with grasping things together and most of the time we’re just confused as he is. The film is shot backwards and is like a puzzle…

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  • Epic Elements In Braveheart

    Scotland's Superman Few words are more abused in Hollywood than historical and epic. While historical is such a broad term that can refer to anything in the past, epic is often the colloquial of anything that’s awesome. However, when the words combine they form a favored genre of moviegoers. According to, “A historical epic is defined as film that takes a historical, mythic, heroic figure, and adds an extravagant setting accompanied by lavish costumes and a grand musical score.”…

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  • The New House Painting Analysis

    well as artists. In order to explore the complexities of what the concept of suburbia entails, a clear definition must be established. The Oxford dictionary defines a suburb as that an outlying district of a city, especially a residential one and suburbia as the suburbs or their inhabitants viewed collectively. Since the 1950s, a key goal for many Australians has been home ownership in the suburbs, however such an aspiration is changing in its desirability as reflected in declining home…

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  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: Film Analysis

    The movie, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, directed by John Ford seems to greatly stand out from other movies released during this era. Many elements were compiled to make this movie unique. The backbone of the film stems from camera elements. John Ford used the camera elements of camera work as well as costumes and make-up to accurately portray his vision of the film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. The movie, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, incorporates several different varieties of…

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