Video Game Studies, Digital Cultures, RPG/LARP, & Fandom Roundup #4

Here is another list of various links that I have come across in the past few months (see previous Roundups here: Roundup #3:, Roundup #2:, and Roundup #1:

Video Games

Alenda Y. Chang discusses literary intellectuals versus scientist

ArenaNet’s firings reinforced gaming culture’s worst impulses

DIY video games inspired by English lit

Florence Is a Mobile Game That Captures the Power of Touch

Fortnite is being used by white supremacists to recruit kids

Getting Bored And Walking Away Is How Most Games End For Me Now

I play video games on easy mode. Here’s why

Kingdom Come: Deliverance review – history is a double-edged sword

Meet the people bringing Japanese video games to life in English

Roblox ‘gang rape’ shocks mother

States face off with video-game industry over loot boxes

Games of Color/Nerds of Color

After decades of dwarfs and elves, writers of color redefine fantasy

Assassin’s Creed video games are steeped in history, but how educational are they?

Black Genius: A Privilege Afforded Only to Straight Black Men

New Book Teaches Importance Of ‘Woke Gaming’

Orientalism is Alive and Well in American Cinema

Spirit Island review: Finally, an anti-colonialist board game

This Inupiaq Video Game Is Fun, Deep, and Just Might Change Your Life

Trail of Lightning is a breathtaking Native American urban fantasy adventure

The Ugly Truth of Being a Black Professor in America

The video game industry has a diversity problem – but it can be fixed

Washington State University Intersectional Game Jam Winners!

Queer Games/Gender and Games

‘Dungeons & Dragons’ to Introduce Sexfluidity in Elves

Let Queer Characters Be Happy

WOUB Outlet Quotes Chang on ‘Queer Representation in Video Games’

Nerd Culture / Fandom

Analog Game Studies is back! Volume V, Issue I with “Blinded by the Roll: The Critical Fail of Disability in D&D,” “Pilots, Squad Leaders, Commanders, and Filmmaker,” & “Simulating the Community Bank”

‘Actual play’ RPG experiences like Critical Role, Adventure Zone are having a moment

An Alternate Reality Game That Takes Freshman Orientation to a New Level

Anger as comic book hero beats up homophobes with a Pride flag

D&D character names – generated by a neural network

How Real-Life Quidditch Has Become the World’s Most Progressive Sport

Marvel teases upcoming ‘Universe of Super Heroes’ exhibition at Seattle’s MoPOP with new trailer

Meet Frederick’s first D&D B&B, a weekend retreat for rest, relaxation, and Dungeons and Dragons

Meet the World’s Most Hardcore LARPers

New ‘Firefly’ Series Announced

Old Spice Creates New Playable Class for ‘Dungeons and Dragons’

Patrick Stewart is set to reprise his role as Jean-Luc Picard for a new ‘Star Trek’ series

Peak superhero? Not even close: How one movie genre became the guiding myth of neoliberalism

Players Have Crowned A New Best Board Game — And It May Be Tough To Topple

Pro-‘straight white male hero’ group behind Star Wars actor’s abuse

Qapla’! Duolingo’s Klingon Course Is Finally Here

The Ready Player One backlash, explained

In South Korea, Gamers Stage An Inquisition Against Feminists

Star Wars “fans” have apparently driven Kelly Marie Tran off of Instagram

Suffragette board game up for auction

Ye Olde Goblet of Stanley: How historically accurate is the Vegas Golden Knights’ medieval hockey pregame show?

Digital Cultures/Cyberculture

Bias detectives: the researchers striving to make algorithms fair

Is your software racist?

#PrettyPlaneGirl and White Exploitation of Women of Color

Why don’t women code? A UW lecturer’s answer draws heat

Why I won’t “try on” disability to build empathy in the design process (and you should think twice about it.)

One comment to “Video Game Studies, Digital Cultures, RPG/LARP, & Fandom Roundup #4”
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