Category Archives: gaming

The Queerness and Games Conference

Just wanted to give heads up to a exciting conference in the near future: The Queerness and Games Conference at The University of Southern California, taking place April 1st and 2nd, 2017. The schedule is an impressive list of panelists … Continue reading

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Games Studies and The Sociology of Video Games

Having started upon a path towards advanced degrees with an emphasis in interactive media and online communities, it has increasingly become evident to me that there is no singular route to studying the emerging field of video games. As I … Continue reading

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BBC’s The Women Challenging Sexism in E-Sports

A quick one to share today: Apart of their 100 Women of 2016 series, a series of videos and articles about influential women in varying industries, the BBC has put together a video and accompanying piece about women in the … Continue reading

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Voice Actors Are Striking: Why You Should Care

For the last couple of weeks SAG-AFTRA, the union that represents many voice actors in the video games industry, have been picketing and striking outside of major video game developers and tomorrow, Nov.17th, they plan to picket Insomniac Games in … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Man Vs. Snake

I had the chance to watch Man Vs. Snake, now streaming on Netflix, which tells the tale of the Nibbler world record holder. Like King of Kong before it, the movieĀ  delves deep into the community of world-record arcade gaming … Continue reading

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New Research Finds Adult Men are Choosing Video Games Over Full-Time Work

It’s the end times my friends: Video games are destroying our economy. New research coming out the Princeton, The University of Chicago, and University of Rochester has found a correlation between the abundance of high quality video games and uneducated … Continue reading

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Capcom Investing In Benefits To Keep Female Employees

Really Quick one today: Japanese game developers have traditionally been slow towards creating more diverse work staffs, which makes Capcom’s announcement that they’ll be investing in medical benefits to encourage employees with children to stay with the company. In their … Continue reading

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