ICAP 2014

10/8/2013 • ☕️ 1 minute read

Researchers have long noted concern over the potential consequences of utilizing the Internet for social purposes. Online games are of particular concern, as they not only provide a social space, but one that is characterized by shared, playful, and…

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DiGRA 2013 Review

9/19/2013 • ☕️ 1 minute read

DiGRA 2013 was a fantastic conference! I always enjoy attending the annual meeting of DiGRA as it never fails to give me some new perspectives on my own work. This year, Ashley O’Toole-Brown and I hosted a methods panel that brought together game…

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Introducing the New DiGRA Students Website

7/12/2013 • ☕️ 1 minute read

I, alongside my co-chair Ashley Brown, am happy to announce the launch of the new DiGRA students website. This website was established in the hopes of fostering an international community of researchers studying digital games. We hope that this…

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ICA 2013 Review

6/24/2013 • ☕️ 2 minute read

The annual conference put on by the ICA (International Communication Association) this year was fantastic! If you were not able to attend, I highly recommend that you try to make it out next year (it will be in Seattle, WA, USA). Not only did I get…

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DiGRA 2013

4/2/2013 • ☕️ 2 minute read

Much like the graphics of the games we study, the field of game studies has developed rapidly over the past twenty years. From humble beginnings as a disparate group of interdisciplinary scholars, to courses, degree programs, and departments focusing…

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Trans-Atlantic Game Talk 5

3/27/2013 • ☕️ 1 minute read

Video from the latest installment of the “Trans-Atlantic Game Talks,” which features Dr. Mary Beth Oliver’s (Penn State) research on meaningful experiences with video games, is now online. Other guests included Christopher J. Ferguson, James D. Ivory…

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Trans-Atlantic Game Talk 4

3/24/2013 • ☕️ 1 minute read

The theme of this third session was “Violent Crime and Media Effects: Evidence and Speculation”. As we continue to look for answers for tragic mass crimes, discussion among researchers and the public about the potential role of violent media in…

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ICA 2013

3/24/2013 • ☕️ 1 minute read

I will be presenting two papers at this year’s ICA conference in London. The first, “Seeking Social Comfort: The Social and Emotional Motivations Underlying Online Video Game Involvement” will be presented at the ICA pre-conference for the Game…

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