The great thing about this class is that all of us have already vast experience and background in the video game culture. We were born and raised at a time where video games have become so embedded within our culture - granted, some more than others, but even those that don't game can see the culture of video gaming leak onto other areas of society (ex. The marching band doing a tribute to gaming). Video game characters are recognizable and known. People know Mario and his Mexican-accented voice. So we all have knowledge about games, since we were the generation that grew up in its culture.
Taking this class has allowed me to look at an aspect of my life and the culture I see around me more intently and made me realize the significance of video games. Many times during this course when a concept or idea is introduced, I go "Oh yea! That is true!" , or "That really applies to ____", or "This really reminds me of ____". I am an example of a kid that grew up with computer and video games, fell in love with it, but then drifted apart as I grew older. But I recognize that it was still a large portion of my life and has influenced me in many ways. This class has widened my perspective on video game's impact on culture and social life, and I believe it will likely become ever more so important in society.
Lastly, would just like to thank Sheila for putting up with all of us and for teaching. Cheers, its been fun.