In Case You Missed it: Controlling the Controller

Those of you itching to turn on that Xbox One or PS4, don't worry - if you manage your time right, you can make it happen. (Jon Hall)

Those of you itching to turn on that Xbox One or PS4, don’t worry – if you manage your time right, you can make it happen. (Jon Hall)

In our last issue of Link Magazine, writer Jon Hall sat down with BCIT Communications instructor Frank Schnurr. Schnurr, an avid gamer, offered some advice when looking for a game you’d like to play in between studies at BCIT:

“Some genres lend themselves more to casual play,” says BCIT Communications instructor Frank Schnurr. “With first person shooters, especially multiplayer, a game can last a certain amount of time like ten minutes or less. In a role-playing game you can literally spend half an hour just sorting your inventory.” 

-BCIT’s Frank Schnurr, from the Link Magazine article Controlling the Controller.

After sitting down with Schnurr and Hall on the first edition of Link Magazine’s Fireside Chat, Hall came back with this piece of advice for those still interested in trying to find a work/life balance between BCIT and the gaming genre:

“During exam cram-sessions and project crunch times it’s usually best to put down the controller entirely, but if you’re pining for a video game experience, ‘Let’s Play’ videos (Videos of other people playing through a game, usually in serial episodes) might just be the solution. Something Awful forum users have been creating archiving them for several years at LPArchive.org. While some focus on total game completion, others will task themselves with completing a challenge: Like playing through Super Mario 64 using only your feet.

-Link Magazine Writer Jon Hall on other gaming media options.

You can find the entire piece – and all of our September issue articles by clicking here.

–With files from Jon Hall

Ria Renouf is an Associate Editor for BCIT's Link Magazine. A second-year Broadcasting student, she'll report on anything; her first loves, however, are movies, music, gaming and technology. Outside of BCIT she reads many books and cheers for the Vancouver Canucks and Seattle Seahawks. She also aspires to be a new generation's Tintin, and does so by reporting for radio station CKNW News Talk 980AM's news desk.

ria@linkbcit.ca

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