Author Archives: Heather Hale

About Heather Hale

Heather Hale is a graduate of the Masters in Cinema Studies at NYU.

Games as Commentary: Reflections on an Indiecade East Panel

Medium Difficulty contributor Heather Hale was lucky enough to attend Indiecade East this year: the following is inspired by a particularly interesting panel. Panelists: Dr. Ian Bogost is a scholar, author, and game designer. Simon Ferrari is a PhD student … Continue reading

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Game Over: Thoughts on Death and Dying in Video Games

Heather Hale Since his first appearance in 1981, Mario has died a staggering amount of times. Death in video games comes in many forms: falling prey to a mighty dragon, accidentally walking into a hole, or being killed by some anonymous … Continue reading

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Why Minecraft is the Best and the Worst Thing to Ever Happen to Me

by Heather Hale It all started with Sim Tower. I was in 4th grade and my uncle handed me a floppy disk that would change my life forever, possibly for the worse. Building my tower, floor by floor: adding emergency … Continue reading

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Online Gaming: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

by Heather Hale Many moons ago, after months of hearing how cool it was, my boyfriend convinced me to start playing World of Warcraft. At first it was very fun and exciting, I ran around aimlessly watching my boyfriend and … Continue reading

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