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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”

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

The Dark Side of Game Play, book out

Finally: the very important “Dark Play” volume that has long been in the making is finally out! Titled The Dark Side of Game Play: Controversial Issues in Playful Environments (Routledge 2015), the work is edited by the excellent team of … Continue reading

Narrative Theory, Literature, and New Media: new book

New book, edited by Mari Hatavara, Matti Hyvärinen, Maria Mäkelä and myself, is now available for pre-order: Narrative Theory, Literature, and New Media: Narrative Minds and Virtual Worlds (Routledge). This interdisciplinary work discusses and analyses constructions of storyworlds and minds in … Continue reading

‘Mobile Games’ in the International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication & Society

This is a pretty massive reference book (three volumes, 1296 pages) and it should include wealth of materials that is helpful if you study e.g. online gaming, social media, hate speech, or any other of the dozens of its interesting … Continue reading

Finland in ‘Video Games Around the World’ book

I got today in mail delivery my author’s copy of the very interesting book Video Games Around the World (The MIT Press). Edited by the encyclopaedicly knowledgeable and eminently productive Mark J.P. Wolf, it features 40 essays about games and … Continue reading

Työstä ja leikistä

I wrote a short article about the changing relations between work and play] Työelämän kehittämisen erikoislehti Telman uusin numero on uuden teknologian erikoisnumero. Minulta mukana on lyhyt kirjoitus otsikolla “Työtä vai leikkiä – ajatelmia työstä, leikistä ja pelillisyydestä”; ks. http://telma-lehti.fi/pelit-ja-pelaaminen-tyoelaman-uudistajina/

Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures

Long in the making, this highly interesting book on ludification of culture is finally in print and available; it includes also my chapter on the culture and identity of online casual play: Frissen, Valerie, Sybille Lammes, Michiel de Lange, Jos … Continue reading

Games and Culture: new papers

Interesting new research has been published in Games and Culture journal, OnlineFirst: Articles Is it in the Game? Reconsidering Play Spaces, Game Definitions, Theming, and Sports Videogames by Garry Crawford Stand by Your Man by Rabindra A. Ratan, Nicholas Taylor, … Continue reading