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A VG Mouselook

Video Games from those in the know!

Vicky Benitez, Daniela Catalan, Laz Meiman, Andre Devancens and Angie Benitez

Well hello there. Hope you enjoyed some fireworks and a few days off! Right before I closed my laptop for the holiday and headed to San Diego, I posted Episode 3 of connectopod Summer Project. Each reporter chose an aspect of gaming to report on. Having worked on, and auditioned for many video games, l was treated to the consumer pov of those creations. As a parent, I gained new respect for the possibilities of VG tech evolution. I was surprised to learn the depth to which kids understand their own vulnerability to vg effects on their psyches and their bodies and the extent to which they take responsibility of usage because the generation that is supposed to protect them won't or can't. I learned terms: open world, mmo, griefer. This is the subject of their generation.

This week also saw the addition of avid gamer Andre Devancens, and professional vo artist, Laz Meiman to the team. (Laz has been dropping in since our GMP days.) Their skills were met with the reporting skills of veteran connectopodcasters Daniela Catalan, Angie Benitez and Vicky Benitez. After a couple of weeks of summer project sharing and working with younger students, I wanted to give the older and more experienced reporters and opportunity to stretch. I have to say it was a joy witnessing these nimble minds working together assembling this week's show!

So here it is!

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