Category: Media

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The Effects on Political Trust of Political News-Watching among Seniors

For my masters in Political Communication I got the assignment to write a research essay on political trust, combining elements from the course literature with statistical data taken from existing databases (such as PewResearch, World Value Survey or the European Social Survey). Since it was graded with an 8.7/10, I feel confident enough of sharing it online. You can find...

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How To Make Dota 2 eSports Even Better

I love Dota 2. I love playing it, and I love watching live tournaments – online. However, something has started to bother me. While some teams get invited, they perform poorly. Exemplified by the victory of Team OG today, a new team which showed every directly invited team who’s boss. Do we really need direct invites anymore? If you’re like...

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South Park; Destroying ‘Social Justice’ through Satire

For my Master’s in Political Communication, we got the assignment to write a ‘blog post’ of 500-600 words. The subject needed to be media and how they affected the discourse used in Politics. I decided to do things a little differently, instead writing about how media respond to a particular political trend in society. We were also encouraged to publish...

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Dutch eSports: Booming or in Limbo?

I awoke somewhat surprised to find an article on eSports on the biggest Dutch news-network. I was hoping for a constructive article, but it turned out to be just another article perhaps only used for future reference. It did put me on a hunt for some more information in the bureaucracy of eSports in general, and I found some disheartening...

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Freemium Games Get The South Park Treatment

Ever downloaded a free game, only to discover you have to pay loads of money to actually play it? Ever get annoyed by an invite to play Candy Crush or Farmville? Ever wanted all of this to stop? Well, there is hope, since South Park magnificently addressed the issues. Here’s how they did it. Have you ever downloaded a free...

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A Collection Of Videogame Wallpapers (ft. Gaben)

I was avoiding writing an essay, and got inspired by a picture I saw to make some videogame wallpapers (featuring our glorious overlord, GabeN). When I uploaded it to imgur, I saw I had quite a backlog of gaming-related wallpapers which I might as well post here. I actually did another post like this before (with formula 1 related wallpapers), which you...

Video: Sucking at DotA2, Ep03: Riki 0

Video: Sucking at DotA2, Ep03: Riki

There are many ways to play DotA2. Not all of them are good. Some of them are outright preposterous. My style of play borders on the latter, which should make for some interesting viewing. So, have a look, and decide for yourselves. For this game, I recruited the help of Riki. Now Riki, you have to know, is one of...

VIDEO: Gotta Go Fast! Ep02: GTR2 (Imola) 0

VIDEO: Gotta Go Fast! Ep02: GTR2 (Imola)

There are many games I suck at. FPS’s, MOBA’s (see: Sucking at DotA2), basically anything that requires skill. Unless it’s racing games. I devour racing games. I used to play them exclusively when I was a kid, with my dad’s steering wheel.  Nowadays, I only have two options to play racing games: keyboard or gamepad. I chose the latter, because playing...

VIDEO: Gotta Go Fast! Ep01: GTR2 (Spa) 0

VIDEO: Gotta Go Fast! Ep01: GTR2 (Spa)

There are many games I suck at. FPS’s, MOBA’s (see: Sucking at DotA2), basically anything that requires skill. Unless it’s racing games. I devour racing games. I used to play them exclusively when I was a kid, with my dad’s steering wheel.  Nowadays, I only have two options to play racing games: keyboard or gamepad. I chose the latter, because...

VIDEO: Indiegame À Gogo: Super Sanctum TD 0

VIDEO: Indiegame À Gogo: Super Sanctum TD

You might know Tower Defense games, but do you know this one? You might know Sanctum, which is a tower defense played from the first perspective. This is what in the gaming industry is called a ‘demake’ of said game. It features a top down perspective, with pixel art reminiscing of the monsters and guns from Sanctum. The game is...

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