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    It is undeniable that the community of gaming has grown exponentially within the past couple years but there has been one community that has stood out from the crowd and IGN.com for about twelve years. World of Warcraft (WoW) is a major community that may not be thought of when thinking about gaming. The WoW community meets and exceeds the six characteristics that Swales described that are needed for a discourse community. The thought that gaming’s true form is only in first person shooters (FPS) is a common misconception that many outside the WoW gaming community think. The community numbers may have dropped from its peak numbers but the amount of players that are continuously playing and return are still massive. Even when players quit or…

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    Video gaming, what was once a niche hobby generally only enjoyed and played by people who were seen as geeks has had a radical popularity. In 2016, the games industry has managed to become worth billions of dollars, the games themselves have become more mature and have appealed to wider audiences and communities of millions of people have formed around specific games. My personal experience with gaming comes from my time playing World of Warcraft, a massively multiplayer online role playing game…

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    In Alpha-World of Warcraft(alphaWoW) affective signals couple the mood of the player to her avatar in an immersive game environment. Alpha activity recorded over the parietal lobe isused to control one aspect of the game character,while conventional controls are still used for the rest. World of Warcraft® is a very popular massively-multiplayer online role playing game (Blizzard Entertainment®, Inc2008). For our application, the user plays a druid who can shape-shift into animal forms. In bear…

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    You are surrounded by a horde of pixelated demons ready to destroy you and make you lose all your hard earned gold, when suddenly your friend from the warrior’s guild comes into the screen plunging a sword into the abdomens of those demons. Many of you know this doesn’t happen in reality, but some of you may not know that scenes like this are being played out this very instant, between millions of kids and adults worldwide. In a world where technology is making ungodly leaps and bounds beyond…

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    My journey began when I was fourteen years old and my friend introduced me to the online game World of Warcraft. At first I was skeptical that I would enjoy it, but my buddy insisted I give it a try. I chose to become a shaman, master of the elements, specializing in their restorative powers to aid my teammates in battle. I also began to study herbalism and alchemy, allowing me to search for and collect various herbs to convert them into potions. These potions could provide players with extra…

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    Ladies are not new to the world of gaming by any stretch. However, even in 2016, there seems to be a great divide in the gaming world between male and female gamers. It seems to exist partially to ignorance created by what I like to refer to as wacked out misconceptions of the lady gamer. I asked members of gaming groups that I am in, friends, co-workers, and every other random person I could think to ask…”What are some stereotypes you have or have heard about girl gamers?” I was not very…

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    Minecraft is one of the greatest games I have ever played before. There is a variety of reasons why Minecraft is such an incredible game. Some of my top reasons why you should play this game is because of the different game modes, also the different game styles, and the different activities you can take part in during the game. Before you begin playing Minecraft you are able to select the style of the game you would like to play. You can play in single player or you can play multiplayer either…

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    In my experience, I have found World of Warcraft, or WoW, to be more effective in cultivating habits of scientific thinking than its educational counterparts: labs and textbooks. In their introduction, Steinkuehler and Duncan quote Henri Poincare as he reflected on the progress of scientific inquiry: "Science is built up of facts, as a house is built up of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more science than a heap of stones is a house." Taken aback upon reading this quote, suddenly all…

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    history. A powerful sorcerer and skilled warrior; he was gifted talents to best demons by The Dark Titan himself. His influence and name spread like fire as the first Demon Hunter came into conception, but we all know his story. "Later, a group of night elves, inspired by Illidan's example, made a pact to turn the Burning Legion's powers against it, fighting destruction with destruction. Obviously they could not gain their powers in the same way Illidan did, but they discovered other means. In…

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    Her lyrics expose the repressed cries of a postmodern generation, a “desperate heart cry to the Lord, saying ‘God, I don't want You to leave me here alone in this same mess that I find myself in time and again. Please intervene like You promised me and come rescue me from that.’” As we seek solutions to fix our problems, we fall into the trap of using the Bible as a rulebook and a guidebook in order to live with prosperity. However, it just leads to greater hopelessness knowing that we will…

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