Getting Your Players Into Character

Character back stories and characterisation For the current podcast campaign I got my players to record an introduction video as a starting place for feeling out what they want there […] Continue reading

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Consistancy (or lack of)

Unfortunately this week we did not manage to do a podcast due to the group’s busy schedules, we notice that this has become a theme and are trying to rectify […] Continue reading

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Popcorn Cakes

Our final attempt at creating an illusion cupcake has come. This time me and Lucy will crate popcorn cakes. We wanted it to look like popcorn was overflowing from the box like when you go to the cinema.  When planning … Continue reading Continue reading

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Cow-like swans

Waterbirds are very interesting. As I moved to Leicester, I become an avid birds watcher. I especially enjoy watching swans. They can be seen going through courtship display at the moment. I’m expecting new swans to appear next month. Can’t wait. MVI_0346 But what is strange about them is that they act so un-swan-like. They are … Continue reading Cow-like swans Continue reading

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Our Project

  As a group we all enjoyed working on our project. I think the part we had the most fun with was coming up with various misleading headlines and trying to find the perfect balance between absurd and believable. Once … Continue reading Continue reading

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Should We Fear Fake News

Fake news has opened the world up to a new dialogue about journalistic integrity and political/media honesty in general. while it’s always good to be skeptical of news and especially politicians I personally worry that with this being as much … Continue reading Continue reading

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Fake News As A Scapegoat

One thing that worries me abut this fake news phenomena is that it can be easily used by any side of an issue to discredit another’s credibility. If one side points to an article or study all the other must … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Spread Of fake News

Fake news has been proven to travel faster and have a wider reach by scientists from MIT. They studied the spread of rumors and fake stories on Twitter over 11 years. Of course this isn’t that surprising, we’ve known that … Continue reading Continue reading

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Social Media Reflective: Black Lives Matter

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Fake News Example 4: Celebrity Death Hoaxes

Fake news is at its core a hoax and in the media there are few hoaxes more popular than celebrity death hoaxes. Due to our modern celebrity culture we form attachments to and feel we have a connection with people … Continue reading Continue reading

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Fake News Example 3: The War Of The Worlds

This example is a bit of a double whammy for reasons you’ll see in a bit, however the basics of the situation was that In October 1938 Orson Welles took part in a radio adaptation which was presented as news … Continue reading Continue reading

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Blog 16 – No sign of the end of the problems

Week beginning 19th February The sad news is the fact that Dillon will still be gone for a while due to ill-health and is unlikely to make it back prior …

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Fake News Example 2: The Great Moon Hoax of 1835

On august the 25th 1835 the New York Sun newspaper began its campaign of lunar lies. To earn cradibility the byline was attributed to a Dr. Andrew Grant who was purported to be a colleague of Sir John Herschel a famous … Continue reading Continue reading

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Blog 18 – The end of the project

Week beginning 5th March
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Blog 17 – Light at the end of the tunnel

Week beginning 26th February
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Blog 15 – Problems continue to occur

Week beginning 12th February
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Fake News Example 1: Gamergate

Gamergate was a huge public scandal that began in august of 2014 but its effects can still be felt today. As this post is just a brief rundown of one aspect of the controversy I won’t go into too much … Continue reading Continue reading

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Examples Of Fake News

In the next four posts I will be giving contemporary and historical examples of fake news and explaining a little bit about them. this is to show that fake news wasn’t just invented during this last presidential election and has … Continue reading Continue reading

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Reflective Video

Blog 10 My aim for this reflective video was to compose an edit of all the buskers I had gathered. I wanted it to resemble a “behind the scene” video […] Continue reading

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Right Night Life

Who doesn’t love a night out? Well actually, probably a lot of people when put it in comparison to how much I love one. It doesn’t take much to get me into a club. But luckily, I have best friends… Continue reading → Continue reading

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What’s Campaign Zone?

Black Lives Matter activists finally have an answer to critics demanding specific policy proposals. This has been a central question posed to the movement, which aims to eliminate racial disparities in the criminal justice system, since it rose to national prominence following the police shooting of  Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. A lot of groups from … Continue reading What’s Campaign Zone? Continue reading

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The Black Lives Matter Explains

Looking at a high profile of the police killings of black men in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis, fatal attacks on officers by anti-police gunmen and more recently protest in North Carolina after the police shooting of Keith Scott, a black man from the United States was forced to confront its deep-rooted problems with race and … Continue reading The Black Lives Matter Explains Continue reading

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Four Facts About The: BLM

Since there is hundreds of deaths of black men and women at the hands of cops in recent news, there is a movement that surfaced and has become prevalent in our country’s culture. Black Lives Matter is a group whose goal is the prevention of police brutality and murder of black people. To put it … Continue reading Four Facts About The: BLM Continue reading

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The future of Rockstar and GTA V

GTA V was released in Septemeber 2013.  Grand Theft Auto V is the 6th addition to Rockstar’s GTA series.  The series is known around the world and is played and loved by many.  Rockstar added the online version of the… Continue reading → Continue reading

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Is Blizzard leading the gaming industry?

  Blizzard Entertainment is a gaming development company founded in February 1991 with the name Silicon & Synapse by three university buddies in California.  A couple years later the company was renamed to Chaos Studios before acquiring the final name… Continue reading → Continue reading

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What We Believe

Four years ago, what is now known as the Black Lives Matter Global Network began to organise. It started out as a chapter- based, member-led organisation whose mission was to build local power and to intervene when violence was inflicted on Black communities by state and vigilantes. In the years since, we’ve committed to struggling together … Continue reading What We Believe Continue reading

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League of Legends – New Rune System

  League of Legends (LoL) is a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game that has been out for almost 10 years.  The game is free to play and has been the most played game in the past couple of years.  Riot and… Continue reading → Continue reading

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Blog 10 – My Final Thoughts on Viral Videos and Memes

Looking back onto my previous blogs, I’ve learnt that obviously viral videos can be of anything at all, made by anyone, anywhere, any length of time, posted on any social media site, and still be equally as effective in creating global awareness as the next. In terms of charity and raising awareness for social issues, […] Continue reading

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5

I decided to pick 5 movies that are worth watching, I considered how they show the female characters.   The Color Purple (1985) Opressed, raped black woman Celie is living with tyrannical husband who brings his lover Shug Averey to their house…. Continue reading → Continue reading

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FAR CRY 5

Far Cry 5 is the new upcoming addition to Ubisoft’s Far Cry Series.  Far Cry 5 will be released on the 27th of March even though prepurchase is already available at £49.99 on Steam, PSN and Xbox live.  Ubisoft is looking… Continue reading → Continue reading

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NVIDIA GeForce NOW

NVIDIA introduced GeForce Now earlier this year in the CES event.  GeForce NOW is a software you can pay for that provides a service kind of like Netflix.  “GeForce NOW turns any laptop or desktop into a high-performance gaming rig… Continue reading → Continue reading

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 is an Action-RP (Role-Playing) game and is the third in the Witcher series. The game was released back in 2015 and has won the Game of the Year Award.  This is a story based game as you… Continue reading → Continue reading

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Overwatch

Overwatch is an online FPS game released back in 2016 by Blizzard Entertainment.  The game has won the Game of The Year Award rightfully.  Overwatch has managed to enter the Esports scene and is currently one of the most viewed… Continue reading → Continue reading

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Group Vlog.

In the absence of Hubert, we, Karolina, Jeffrey and I decided to make a group vlog discussing the topic of cyberbullying, our feelings towards it, how to raise awareness as well as how it was working as a team.   I enjoyed doing this since we have a reason to talk about this and see how […] Continue reading

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10 – video

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Reflective Video on Black Lives Matter

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Video Production Cyberbully Ad [Part 4- FINAL].

This video is about our completed video advertisement.   I think we succeeded in our goal and I hope this advertisement raises awareness about how serious cyberbullying can be. I would say the project taught me more about teamwork and working together and what to do better next time then about cyberbullying. I will elaborate […] Continue reading

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PlayerUnkown vs Fortnite

    Player Uknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite are two of the most recent games to have entered the Battle Royale sub-genre gaming scene.  Both of these games are originated from  ARMA2 and later on H1Z1, sharing the same end game goal which is… Continue reading → Continue reading

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Video Production Cyberbully Ad [Part 3].

This was the final day of filming and we had to reshoot some of the parts as Karolina informed us the shots weren’t good. We have found another interesting location in the Vijay Patel building which is great due to the lack of items so the reflection of the pc screen does not show anything […] Continue reading

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Battalion 1944

Battalion 1944 is a brand new FPS video game that was released on the 1st of February.  The game is created by Bulkhead Interactive, a new gaming company in the UK.  Bulkhead Interactive was founded by a couple friends and… Continue reading → Continue reading

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Opinion on Black Lives Matter

As an African Canadian, I don’t appreciate that one of the founders started in a interview too have a Black Panther member ( which is currently a fugitive) as their ‘idols’ or inspiration, as this is not the black civil rights movement but pure underlying supremacy. And the even more is said when the movement … Continue reading Opinion on Black Lives Matter Continue reading

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Blog 8 – Science Behind Memes

What Makes a Meme a Meme This article describes what makes a meme a meme. There are different characteristics a meme must have in order to class as one. Firstly, believe it or not there was an inventor of memes. The English scholar Richard Dawkins birthed the term “meme” in 1976 in his book, The Selfish Gene. […] Continue reading

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Second Week of Project ShotByAmo

Welcome back to project ShotByAmo This week I was with my close friend Nella Rose who is a Youtuber and Presenter. I went to visit her how I normally and regularly do, however this time she was in the middle … Continue reading Continue reading

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Interactivity and Partcipation

Hey Guys As you guys know, in terms of the interactivity and participation of the Facebook group chat; by this point it was pretty much non existent. Actually everything else was pretty much non existent by this point, nobody was turning up and nobody was saying anything. Therefore I took the initiative being the researcher […] Continue reading

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Playing with the rules as a DM

Homebrewing monsters!   As a DM, I like the play with monster stats to make them either more powerful or less powerful. This is a great site for checking out […] Continue reading

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