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Scholars Day: April 10, 2013

Call of Duty

COD is a first person shooter computer video game with linage dating back to “Maze of War” in 1973. The allure and popularity of video shooter gaming is undeniable but some analysts contend first person shooter games are addictive and contain little redeeming value. Others say they have a great deal of value and will remain culturally significant. In the wake of the recent mass murders in Newtown, Connecticut and Aurora, Colorado, some are blaming violent video games for the increase in gun violence in America. Chief among the critics is National Rifle Association CEO, Wayne LaPierre. After the recent killings he blamed video games like “Bulletstorm” and “Splatterhouse” for gun violence in society. Call of Duty will question how fantasy and reality “gun” culture is often presented and reflected in contemporary media culture.

Presenters: Stephen Clark (Undergraduate Student)
Tom Deiure (Undergraduate Student)
Melanie Gemerek (Undergraduate Student)
Taylor George (Undergraduate Student)
Brandy Klimack (Undergraduate Student)
Brendan Leavy (Undergraduate Student)
Jamie Smolcnop (Undergraduate Student)
Tim Stam (Undergraduate Student)
Tiffany Wilks (Undergraduate Student)
Matt Winthrop (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Communication
Location: 102 Edwards
Time: 4:05 pm (Session V)
Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.