Nicole’s blog focussed on the topic of nostalgia and the different research she has undertaken. In my feedback, I aimed to give Nicole insightful academic sources as I felt there is an excessive amount of research surrounding this topic. The first article discussed the harm nostalgia is placing onto the video game industry. I felt this was a great choice as Nicole had mentioned she aimed to gather varying angles and perspectives on the topic. The other two academic sources discussed the history of nostalgia which I believe would give her audience a better understanding of the background information surrounding nostalgia. I felt as though Nicole was on the right track and her concept was very well planned out so giving her some useful academic research would further help this.
Emma’s blog discussed the topic of female representation in video games. Firstly I began by suggesting Emma include blog posts with her podcast dialogues to reach out to different audiences and prototype different ways in engaging with her audience. I believe it is important that Emma can identify which platform works best for her type of information. I provided her with some insightful sources that could further help her future podcasts. The academic sources discuss the role of gender in game design, gameplay and game experience. I thought this was a great way for Emma to branch into all areas of gaming within the female representation. I believe I gave Emma great scholarly articles to further her research and create different angles for her podcasts.
Steff’s blog looked into the issue of the role of females in Grand Theft Auto. I began by linking Steff a news article from The Telegraph that was narrated from a males perspective playing the GTA V game and his experiences. I believed this could help Emma by not only capturing a females perspective on the issue. The second source was a statement from the vice president of Rockstar Games on the lack of female protagonists in the GTA series. I thought this would be a great piece to include in her final works as the vice president discusses the reasoning behind female characters not playing main roles. Overall I believe I gave Steff very useful sources that can further unpack the issue she is investigating.
Throughout the feedback process, I learnt a lot of valuable skills. This process helped me reflect on my own work and assess areas of my project that I can improve on. I believe the feedback and sources I provided were useful in the sense that they helped me in gaining more knowledge on the topics that were being researched. I made sure that I gave my peers links and resources that I found interesting. I learnt that it is important to thoroughly understand each individuals idea and direction they are taking. This is where I could have bettered my feedback skills. I did spend a lot of my time researching the topics and sharing useful resources without actually giving a lot of direction on their actual digital artefact itself. Overall I believe I provided my allocated peers with great materials for their finals projects.