Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Introduction and Weekly Media Consumption


My name is Ross Peterson and I'm a first year Master's (Non-Thesis) Computer Science student at Texas A&M university. (see photo below)

I am currently enrolled in a course called "Computers and New Media". I'm very much excited to be in the class as it is truly the narratives and and environments that I've enjoyed through computers that has inspired me to be a computer scientist. We create worlds and forms of expressions through our machines and programs and I want to thoroughly understand this dynamic. I hope to employ what I learn here in the video game industry someday!

Speaking of media, I enjoy the following on at least a weekly basis:

Video Games (I play games in just about every kind of genre except for sports games, but even then, there are exceptions. But to just list a few...and the particular title may vary from week to week)
-Strategy (Real Time and Turn Based) : Civilization, Total War Series, Starcraft
-First Person Shooters : Halo, Gears of War
-Puzzles : Tetris, The Legend of Zelda
-Adventure : Zelda (again), Assassin's Creed, The Elder Scrolls series
-Creative/Collaborative : Minecraft

- Drama : House
- Game Shows : Cash Cab
- 'Reality' TV : Anything with cook Ramsey
- Anime : (the show varies with time but it is weekly) Soul Eater (Action, Horror, Drama), Samurai X (Action, Drama, Historical), Sword of the Stranger (Action, Drama), Angel Beats (Action, Comedy, Drama), Guilty Crown (Action, Drama), Cowboy Bebop (Action, Drama, Tragedy)

-Rock : Aranda
-Hard Rock : Drist
-Metal : Demon Hunter
-Classic Rock : Jethro Tull, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin, Queen, AC/DC
-Blues : Whiskey Folk Ramblers
-Classical/Symphonic/Orchestra : OC Remixes, OSTs
-Game Music : OC Remixes, OSTs

TAMU student newspaper

- School Books : Hamlet on Holodeck
- Fantasy: Game of Thrones series

Web Shows/Shorts:
- Educational : Extra Credits, The Big Picture
- Comedy : Unskippable, Zero Punctation
- Video Game Reviews: Zero Punctuation
- Movie Reviews : Escape to the Movies


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Verizon LG Cell Phone

Classic Rock: 99.5
Rock: 103.9

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