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Game Review: The Genius of BioShock Against the Objectivism of Rand

Boran GÖHER

01.02.2021

BioShock is a 2007 game by the game studio 2K Boston. Widely considered to be a masterpiece, game reviews praising BioShock as a great game are a dime a dozen. But today, we are going to be focusing much more intently on the political commentary it offers, covering the messages of the overarching narrative of the game.

Others

Is It Acceptable to Use The Name of Hitler in a Board Game?: Secret Hitler

Didem ÖZÇAKIR

01.02.2021

Secret Hitler is a board game with a concept like Among Us. There are liberals, fascists, and one Hitler. The identities are disguised, no one knows who the liberals or fascists are, you only know your own identity for sure. The goal of the game is to have enough laws passed in your ideology to win, accompanied by a pretty complicated process. This game has sparked a lot of controversial debates in recent years. Technically, there is nothing in the game that makes it obligatory to use the name “Hitler”. Is using the name of such a person in a board game seriously acceptable?

Movies&TV

The Crown: The Debate Surrounding The Series and The Monarchy

Cansu GÜLBAHAR & İdil ÇAKMUT

01.02.2021

The Crown, one of Netflix's most successful series of all time, has evolved into a classic over the years. With its exquisite cast, costumes, and music, the production had won 68 different awards and had 178 nominations since 2016. The series’ main plot is the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Beginning from the 1940s, starting from the Queen’s accession, it depicts the era’s political rivalries, personal relationships, and significant events.

Art & Music

History of Pop Music

Cansu Gülbahar

04.01.2021

Pop music is harder to define unlike the other genres of music. Pop music is a short version of the word 'popular.' It's a contemporary form of music that charms a wide audience. It often includes a danceable tempo, easy to remember lyrics and simple notation.

Movies & TV

Bir Başkadır: An Accurate Reflection or Another Stereotypical Approach?

İdil Çakmut

04.01.2021

Bir Başkadır, one of the latest productions of Netflix Turkey, written and directed by Berkun Oya, had created great controversy among the audience. While some praised the series for its unique camera work, acting, and scenario, some badly criticized it for being incapable of displaying the Turkish society with all of its aspects and putting certain people under a specific mold.

Others

Can We Classify Our Personalities? The MBTI and the 16 Personalities

Kaan ERTAN

04.01.2021

The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is simply an introspective character test. The test is easy and can be done online in just 15 minutes. Its result is one of 16 different character categories, indicating differing psychological preferences about how people perceive the world or make decisions.

Art & Music

The Underrated Mastermind of the Alien IDM: Qebrus

Ümit Altar BİNİCİ

07.12.2020

Imagine, one day you come across a song that you have never heard anything similar to before. I am sure you would feel alienated from the song itself, and that is rhetorically what Qebrus possibly planned in his creation! If you are some pop music fanatic of some sort, be warned that Qebrus’ underrated unique style might sound irritating for your ears.

Movies & TV

Veep and Four Seasons Total Landscaping: Politic Satire Became Reality Show

Hülya AFAT

07.12.2020

On November 7, shortly after the four-day-long vote-counting process resulted in Joe Biden being called as president-elect, President Trump tweeted that his team would hold a press conference at “Four Seasons Philadelphia”, to announce their lawsuits regarding the recounts in several flipped states.

Others

Breath of the Wild

Duygu BAYRAM

07.12.2020

When the first version of Nintendo Switch was released back in 2017, it was met with an enthusiastic round of applause. It was a refreshingly novel, handheld device that could handle demanding games like Doom and could also be switched to a traditional home console.

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