Fall Semester 2008 and a few corrections

Hey all!

I know I said that I was going to share with all of you what my semester is like. So, here are the classes I'm taking.


Interaction for Game Development: (from the syllabus) This course is an introduction to 3D level Scripting. Through lectures and studio application of the student will experience and gain a comprehensive understanding of: game engine scripting, importing animations and models, pre planning, compiling, asset organization, and industry terminology. Principles governing critical analysis of level scripting. Lecture and lab.

Principles of Interaction: (from the syllabus) This course provides practical and theoretical knowledge in interactive development. Through lectures and studio application of the underlying interactive principles, the student will experience, and gain a comprehensive understanding of interactive project planning, media components, interactive delivery systems, information architecture, usability, user interface design, and interactive application development. Principles governing critical analysis of interactive content and graphical design will be emphasized.

American Lit. II: It's one of those classes I need to take. I've said that I have been slacking on reading, but I will take pleasure reading more than required. Anyway, this course goes over some of the American literature after the Civil War. Every now and then we'll take a quiz over what we've read. Some of the poetry that we had to read is quite bizarre, but the class discussions help me understand them more.

Intro to Cultural Geography: Again, it's one of those classes I need to take. There's nothing much to say about this class. All it goes over is how different cultures affect the environment around themselves and what changes are made over a period of time.

Concert Band: Unfortunately, I didn't make Wind Ensemble this time. I think what really messed me over was that I thought too much on a particular major scale causing me to start over and crash-and-burn through it. :( (sighs) Now here's where it kills me the most. For the past two years that I've attended ETSU, we've had to do auditions each semester to see which band we belong in. This year is different. Our director of bands has decided to leave all of us as is meaning that we won't be auditioning next semester. Why? In April, Wind Ensemble will be going to Carnegie Hall in New York to perform meaning that the music they're working on this semester will also be the same music they will be playing come April. So, yeah. I was really bummed out by this, but this all works for me because I would have been missing about fifteen minutes of my Game Development class if I took Wind Ensemble. I hope that next time I make it to Wind Ensemble for another trip.

Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble: Nothing much to say about this class. It's just tubas and euphoniums getting together rehearsing music. :)


Remember I said that the one with the most votes wins for that scholarship video? Well, I got it confused with another scholarship that had that objective. Instead, it's one person from the top 100 videos that will win the prize. I do thank you all for the votes, but I do hope that I win nonetheless. Who knows?


Yeah, I wasn't too happy with my list because there were a couple of games that I totally forgot. Now that Spore's out, I will be taking out another game and add two in there place.

1. Prince of Persia
2. Final Fantasy XIII
3. Gears of War 2
4. Madworld
5. Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
6. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
7. Street Fighter IV
8. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
9. Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
10. Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

Honorable Mentions:
Sonic Unleashed
Guitar Hero IV
Rock Band 2
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Time Hollow

There. Noticed which ones I added? Yeah, I can't believe I forgot them. Silly me! :P


Huzzah! I finally posted the remaining videos on Veoh! :D If I remember correctly, you guys have only seen my playthrough of the Emerald Hill Zone from Sonic 2. Well, here are the other videos I've done while participating RRW.

Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Columns III
Golden Axe II
Lightening Force Part 1
Lightening Force Part 2
Lightening Force Part 3
Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures Part 1
Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures Part 2
Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures Part 3
Zombies Ate My Neighbors Part 1
Zombies Ate My Neighbors Part 2
Killer Instinct
Gradius III
Super R-Type
Super Mario Kart
Aladdin SNES
Aladdin Genesis
Super Star Wars
Super The Empire Strikes Back
Super Return of the Jedi
Half-Life Deathmatch Warning: Due to the graphic nature of this video (mainly bodies explode), you must be at least 18 to watch this video.

Well, I hope that you guys enjoy them. :) I do apologize for not embedding these videos.

I guess I better be heading out now. I'll catch you all later and be sure to study hard in school or college for those that are taking classes. :D

Until next time, Giant Bombers! 8-)