Tag Archives: narratology

(Video) Game (Music) Studies: I am excite!

So the latest article I’ve come across in my quest to know all about game studies was actually about an academic approach to videogame music. :0 (le gasp) This rocks hardcore for a number of reasons. For one, videogame music … Continue reading

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Mass Effect: A simultaneously sexist/feminist text

There are a number of sexist tendencies in the Mass Effect series, most of which revolve around the way the Asari are represented and the role they play in the galaxy. Whether these are intentionally sexist or simple over-sights is … Continue reading

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Recommend/ Review: Perspectives of Computer Game Philology

Don’t be discouraged by the somewhat bland title, reader. The article I’m about to recommend/review is quite compelling. First of all, the author attempts to diffuse some of the problems and accusations that come with multidisciplinary approaches to game studies, … Continue reading

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Playing The Cutscene in Mass Effect

SPOILER AHEAD- When players can convince the final boss of a game to blow his own Turian brains out by manipulating the dialogue mechanic of the game, players are not only playing the cut scene; they are winning it, and … Continue reading

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Games Are Like Onions

but not really. However, one way to conceptualize a game is to divide the “core” game play aspects from their representational “shell” ( I know onions don’t have shells). Before diving into this post, you might want to check out … Continue reading

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Understanding Through Games as a Form of Understanding Games

This is my first really complex, exciting post, so hopefully I won’t screw it up. Also, if you believe that language is the end-all be-all of meaning, you might disagree, but anyway, let us begin… To sum up a complex … Continue reading

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Pre-Game Studies; The study of games.

Although what is now referred to as Game Studies began to form around the late 90’s, as mentioned in my previous post, the study of games is a much older practice; however, it crops up throughout history in a rather … Continue reading

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