Role-playing game studies
You can download most of the chapters for the Role-Playing Game Studies handbook as author's copies. Here's a list:
This is the first toot from an official account for #Glimpse, a new fork of the GNU Image Manipulation Program.
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"beyond a certain level there is no clear relationship between the amount of travel undertaken by academics and the quality of their research"
Looks like #Zotero is now monitoring Retraction Watch to alert people of retracted articles! That's pretty cool.
Game studies, RPG studies
We've published most of the author's copies for the role-playing game studies book "Role-Playing Game Studies: Transmedia Foundations." Take a look at this list, if you're interested:
the only video game hardware announcement that would actually interest me is, like, one of the big three committing to *not* release a new console in the next ten–fifteen years (unless it's a less expensive and more energy-efficient version of their existing console). I'm sick of buying these things, sick of having them pile up in my apartment, I don't care about 8k or raytracing or any of that garbage
I always viewed negotiations with big publishers hopeless because of the power difference involved. This example shows that it's not as hopeless as I thought.
I think games are better at expressing some things than other media. I list some examples, but I probably missed others, so please tell me what I missed.
Robert Minto draws a fine distinction between critical writing and hot takes here: https://robertminto.com/2019/06/07/the-basic-unit-of-all-criticism/
Post-doc at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies. Specialized in philosophy, game studies and digital culture.
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