Tag Archives: video games

24-hour Video Game Streaming Fund Raiser

My friend and occasional guest blogger Aaron Blackman is doing a 24-hour live streaming video game fund raiser for Omaha Children’s Hospital. He writes: My wonderful wife Michelle had surgery on her heart when she was 3 years old. She … Continue reading

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Guest Blog Post: The Nintendo Switch – Buying a $300 Console Based on Media Alone

The following is a guest blog post by my colleague Aaron Blackman, who in addition to being a forensics coach and comm lecturer is also a big fan of video and tabletop games.  E3 2017 just recently wrapped up, and after … Continue reading

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Guest Blog Post – Heroes of the Dorm on ESPN2

The following is a guest blog post by my colleague Aaron Blackman, who in addition to being a forensics coach and comm lecturer is also a big fan of video and tabletop games.  For the second year in a row, … Continue reading

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PewDiePie Rules YouTube

Felix Kjellberg is the most famous person on the planet you’ve never heard of.  At least if you are older than 40 and don’t have young people in the house.  Kjellberg is the first person in YouTube history to have … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 10 – A Fish Named Grayson is Playing Pokemon for a National Audience

As I worked on the fifth edition of Mass Communication: Living in a Media World during the summer of 2014, a fish named Grayson was playing the video games Pokémon Red and Blue on a Game Boy emulator using a motion sensor … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 10 – 75,000 people are viewing, playing a single game of Pokeman Red online

Guest Blog Post Today we have a guest blog post from the UNK forensics coach Aaron Blackman (who is also my Nintendo video game mentor) about a big group of video gamers who are playing and watching a play-through of … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Who has America’s oldest college newspaper? At least eight different papers claim the title.  Of course, each paper uses its own standard to determine the “oldest.”  (Thanks to College Media Matters from the Associated Collegiate Press) How sexist were ads … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 10 – Who plays video games?

Who likes to play video games?  Just about everyone.  Here are a pair reports on the topic from Pew’s Internet & American Life Project: Adults and Video Games More than half of all American adults play video games of one … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Was this the source of a Castle plot? Who knew the pizza story from last year had a grain of truth in it?  Of course, @jayrosen_nyu was talking about the NY Times stating flatly in a story that something was … Continue reading

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We Wants It

What was once a April Foolsie is now real:

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