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Well, it is the end of the semester but in my case, not the end of this blog. I’m very happy with the work I’ve done throughout the semester but I believe there is still a lot of untapped potential in this blog. I’m passionate about the subject of video games so I will continue going at it through the summer and hopefully, through my sophomore year at Rowan. I will take around a week off of writing on the blog to get through my finals week but after that, I will return with frequent posts throughout the summer and most likely beyond that.

Next week, I should have an extension to my “Are Video Games Art?” post with an interview with the project manager for The Art of Video Games exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In the meantime, check out what I consider my greatest hits:


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Hello and welcome to my blog, Gaming Decoded. My name is Matt Perez and I’m a Freshman at Rowan University. I am a Journalism major and I hope to one day become a writer, specifically a game journalist. I’ve been living in the quaint college town of Glassboro, New Jersey my entire life and since I can remember, I’ve been playing video games.

So, what is Gaming Decoded? This blog will revolve around the ever-evolving world of video games. My main focus will be exploring the current and future state of gaming, whether that be reviewing new and upcoming games, talking to local gamers, going to gaming events occurring around the South Jersey area, or investigating the impact that games have on not only avid gamers, but society in general. I’m hoping to cover a lot of topics this semester, some more daunting than others.

Either this week or next week, I’ll have an extensive review on the highly anticipated Mass Effect 2 and following that, a review of the sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed titles of 2007, Bioshock 2 as well as some interviews with gamers at Rowan and my first big article.

Thanks for reading and keep posted!

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