Barking up the Dialogue Tree: An Interview with Dr. Lin Joyce

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  I sat down virtually with Dr. Lin Joyce to chat about her creative journey, discuss her narrative insights, and gather advice for writers looking to get into the games industry.   Hello! First things first, please introduce yourself! Please let me know if you have any name or pronoun preferences. Hello, there! I’m Dr…. Read more »

Game Based Learning and Forming Communities with Minecraft: Education Edition

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  Minecraft: Education Edition is an approachable, free resource for UNT staff and students that utilizes game-based learning to connect students: in and out of the classroom. Adapting the iconic, open-world sandbox game Minecraft, Minecraft: Education Edition is a lesson-focused version that utilizes the core functions of Minecraft to teach students of all ages. Minecraft:… Read more »

The Outer Worlds: A Roleplay Paradise

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  Brief Breakdown:   Pros Unique, multifaceted skill trees alleviate traditionally restrictive RPG character systems An abundance of comedic and witty dialogue with a vast assortment of interesting characters Primary, secondary and companion questlines offer a full range of satisfying roleplay options that build to meaningful resolutions for each narrative decision Idiosyncratic environmental, art, and… Read more »

Mental Health & Gaming

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  May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we at the UNT Media Library would like to take a moment to highlight the benefits that games, gaming, and play can have on mental health and general well-being. Whether it be relaxing by playing your favorite adventure game, staying active and challenging your brain by solving a difficult puzzle, enjoying a… Read more »

New at the Media Library: The Barbara Hammer Collection

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  The UNT Media Library recently purchased the full collection of films by filmmaker Barbara Hammer. She was a pioneer of her time, documenting LGBT+ history often with an autobiographical viewpoint and creating over 80 feature length and short films over the span of her lifelong career. Experimental in nature, her films often tested the limits… Read more »

Black Holes: Comparing the First Image vs. the Imagination of Films & Games

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This week, humankind celebrates with Katie Bouman and her team as we get our first look at a black hole. Our first look into the dark abyss was heralded in media over the last century. Join the rest of humanity with a look into how we have perceived these massive gravity sinks through the lenses… Read more »

March Staff Recommendations: Women’s History Month

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This month, the UNT Media Library is celebrating Women’s History Month by showcasing the ways that women shape the landscape of storytelling through film, television, and gaming. Below are just a few of our staff picks for media that showcases amazing stories about and/or created by women.      Arrival (2016) DVD 17303, Recommended by… Read more »

February Staff Recommendations: Bad Romance

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  Love — It’s complicated.   Whether you celebrate Singles Awareness Month or just regular old Valentine’s Day, the UNT Media Library has you covered. This February, we’re sending a Valentine to all the romantic movies, shows, and games that remind us all that love can be messy, challenging, and sometimes downright bad.   Stuart… Read more »
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