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Special Issue: Reflecting and Evaluating Game Studies – Games & Culture

This is now published: Games & Culture: Volume 12, Issue 6, September 2017 Special Issue: Reflecting and Evaluating Game Studies (http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/gaca/12/6) Guest Editors: Frans Mäyrä and Olli Sotamaa Articles Need for Perspective: Introducing the Special Issue “Reflecting and Evaluating Game Studies” by Frans Mäyrä & Olli Sotamaa (Free Access: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1555412016672780) The Game Definition Game: A … Continue reading ”Special Issue: Reflecting and Evaluating Game Studies – Games & Culture”

CFP: DiGRA 2017, Australia

Call for Participation DiGRA2017: The 10th Digital Games Research Association Conference We are delighted to announce the Call for Participation for DiGRA 2017, to be held July 3-6 2017, at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. DiGRA 2017 will bring together a diverse international community of interdisciplinary researchers engaged in cutting edge research in … Continue reading ”CFP: DiGRA 2017, Australia”

Year in review – my 2015 in game studies

The year 2015 was a busy year, and hard to summarise as it feels like there never really was any time to stop and reflect; thus I welcome this short review note as such opportunity. Much of my time this year was spent on administrative things, related processes, projects, work contracts and plans of restructuring … Continue reading ”Year in review – my 2015 in game studies”

DiGRA 2016: joint DiGRA/FDG conference

This actually makes great sense: “For the first time, the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) and the Foundation of Digital Games (FDG) will partner in an unprecedented gathering of games researchers. We invite researchers and educators within game research, broadly … Continue reading

UTAgamelab has new website!

The website of University of Tampere Game Research Lab has been redesigned, with updated information about our research projects, research staff, the university degree education we provide, plus with information about seminars, conferences, public talks and other activities that we … Continue reading

Video Game Policy: new book

Most recent book to come out in the Routledge Advances in Games Studies series that I have contributed into: Video Game Policy: Production, Distribution, and Consumption (edited by Steven Conway & Jennifer deWinter) is now available for pre-order. Here is the table of … Continue reading

The Video Game Debate, new book available for (pre)order

New book available for preorder: The Video Game Debate: Unravelling the Physical, Social, and Psychological Effects of Video Games (eds. Rachel Kowert & Thorsten Quandt). Table of contents for this highly interesting, multidisciplinary volume is below: 1. A Brief History of Video … Continue reading