Registration for Digital Frontiers 2017 Now Open!

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  Registration for the Digital Frontiers 2017 Conference (#DF17UNT) is now open! Join us for the largest and longest-running digital humanities conference in Texas, hosted here at the UNT campus on September 21-23, 2017. This year’s theme is Exploring the Edges, Pushing the Boundaries. The conference’s vision is to examine research and projects involving new newly-applied… Read more »

Video Games as Therapy

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People view and consume video games in a variety of ways. Some may play video games purely for their entertainment aspect and spend a few hours a week on Skyrim or Call of Duty. Some gamers appreciate the storytelling aspect of popular game plots and gravitate toward games with rich plots such as titles in… Read more »

Evaluating Video Games: The Wide Wide World of Narrative

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Interpreting Video Games Video games stand as an utterly unique medium in today’s world. Nothing else comes close to what they offer and what they achieve. No other medium involves the same level of artistic interactivity and audience-driven design. It is for this reason that both ludological and narratological studies fundamentally fail in regards to video games;… Read more »

Getting Started in Video Games

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Newcomers to the video game community have a high bar to entry. Video games are complex beasts of entertainment and art, often making them difficult to approach and hard to understand; heck, even skills learned in a certain type of video game aren’t transferable to another type of video game. And all of this is already ignoring… Read more »

Evaluating Video Games: What is a game?

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Introduction Video games have cemented themselves in modern culture as the kingpin of entertainment and art form. They are everywhere; in arcades, on our computers, on our phones; we even have dedicated computer systems devoted specifically as consoles for video games. It is hard to imagine someone living in western society that doesn’t play video… Read more »

How to Make a Let’s Play

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Introduction If you’re a fan of video games, chances are that you’re more than familiar with Let’s Play’s. These series of gameplay commentaries have gained massive success within recent years and now make up a large and thriving community on websites like YouTube. People everywhere are starting channels and producing these videos at an ever-increasing… Read more »