READING LIST: 

http://tay.kinja.com/how-bioware-turned-dragon-age-from-a-dark-european-fant-1662330835

"How Bioware Turned Dragon Age from a 'Dark European Fantasy' into a High Fantasy Wonderland." Talk Amongst Yourselves. 23 Nov. 2014. Web. 30 Nov. 2015. <http://tay.kinja.com/how-bioware-turned-dragon-age-from-a-dark-european-fant-1662330835>.

http://www.slideshare.net/dregger/fallout-3-cultural-analysis-1500056

Sahlin, Jimmy. "Fallout 3 Cultural Analysis."  Luleá Tekniska University, 24 May 2009. Web. 30 Nov. 2015. <http://www.slideshare.net/dregger/fallout-3-cultural-analysis-1500056>.

https://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Texts/modest.html

Swift, Jonathan. "A Modest Proposal." A Modest Proposal. 1729.  Ed. Jack Lynch. Jack Lynch. Web. 30 Nov. 2015. <https://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Texts/modest.html>.

Borges, Jorge Luis.  "Circular Ruins."  [handout].  1940.   In English, 1949

References to religion in Halo http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_references_to_religion_in_Halo

 

Questions

The Fallout Universe is perpetually stuck in the 50’s, why is that? Why do you think the relevance of that particular era is so important to the theme behind fallout? Choose another videogame or popular media source that mirrors a time period and compare it to fallout. Use examples from the reading and vocabulary to help support your answer.

How is religion in Halo similar to different cultural backgrounds? There are many references to religion shown on halo nation from reading the page and seeing how the setting of halo looks to be taken from bible passages does this make you believe that in makes a game more religious than it actually seems? What brings you to that conclusion?

In the Legend of Zelda the story of the game can be interpreted to persuade a change in current world social commentary due to improper morals and stereotypes. Does LOZ (legend of Zelda) do a good job at showing what stereotypes they think should be broken? Do you agree with the stereotypes they have broken?

Discuss: Is LOZ contradicting itself with what stereotypes they would like broken within social commentary? Or are they not trying to be rhetorical at all and just trying to make a well designed plot?

 How do the 2 magic realism pieces of literature connect to social commentary implications of videogames? 

 Vocab

Androgynist (Undertale)  Transhumanism (Fallout)   Misogyny (Dragon Age)   Patriarchy (Dragon Age)   Mysticism (Dragon Age)            

Inquisition (Dragon Age)  Utopia (Fallout)  Dystopia (Fallout)  Savagery: the quality of being fierce or cruel.

Civility: formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech Covenant: an agreement.  Stereotype (Legend of Zelda)

Damsel in Distress (Legend of Zelda)  Civil: of or relating to ordinary citizens and their concerns, as distinct from military or ecclesiastical matters. "Civil aviation".

Culture: the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.  Prophets: a person regarded as an inspired teacher or proclaimer of the will of God.

Forerunners: a person or thing that precedes the coming or development of someone or something else.  Elites: a select part of a group that is superior to the rest in terms of ability or qualities.

Genocide: the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.