Portal: Required reading


This year, for the first time, a video game will appear on the syllabus of a course required for all students at Wabash College, where I teach. For me – and for a traditional liberal arts college founded in 1832 – this is a big deal.

Alongside Gilgamesh, Aristotle’s Politics, John Donne’s poetry, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and the Tao Te Ching, freshmen at Wabash will also encounter a video game called Portal.

brainygamer via slashdot.

4 Responses

  1. they should add a course on Borderlands and its representation of human greed and Skag killings

  2. At first I was all interested in reading about this; than I clicked the link and saw the all too familiar mechanics of academic faggotry and quickly threw my monitor out into the hall and dove for cover b4 the inevitable explosion.

    • Don’t lie – an ultimate villain knows better than that. You knew what was going to happen after the jump when Gilgamesh and Aristotle are adjacent words in the quotation.

      • That snippet makes it seem like they are pointing out dull, pointless drivel from antiquity to highlight the awesomeness of Portal.

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