The New Games Journalism

“In videogames there is no ‘there’. You’re either sitting in front of your PC or slumped in your front-room, controller in your hand. It’s all happening inside your head, induced by how the sound and light you’re bombarded with alters depending upon your whim and inclination. You’re experiencing something that simply doesn’t exist. This is…

From Barbie to Mortal Kombat

  #GameStudies101 selection: .@gamestudies101 Well, that and Cassell and @henryjenkins‘s From Barbie to Mortal Kombat… — Casey O’Donnell (@caseyodonnell) March 24, 2015 probably already said, but From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games is a major #gamestudies101. even for non-gender focus. — Space Feminist Dorey (@Talc0n) March 25, 2015   Reviews: “Girls…

Video Game Accessibility

“Video game accessibility may not seem of significance to some, and it may sound trivial to anyone who does not play video games. This assumption is false. With the digitalization of our culture, video games are an ever increasing part of our life. They contribute to peer to peer interactions, education, music and the arts. A video game can be created by hundreds of musicians and artists, and they can have production budgets that exceed modern blockbuster films. Inaccessible video games are analogous to movie theaters without closed captioning or accessible facilities.” – Abstract

Can I Play Gay?

“A listing that exists to answer the only question you actually care about: Does such-and-such a video game let me make my characters queer?” – Can I Play Gay?

The Epilepsy Thing

“In order to play upcoming Xbox Live Arcade title Charlie Murder, I had to ditch my beautiful Sony 3D LCD television and instead slum it on an old projection TV with a fading image. In addition to that, I had to bring extra lighting into my office, and wear sunglasses. This was in addition to…


Curator: Steve Wilcox Steve Wilcox is an assistant professor in the Game Design & Development program at Wilfrid Laurier University where he researches & creates knowledge translation games. He is also the co-founder & former editor-in-chief of First Person Scholar.