Alison Harvey compares the appeal of slow and mundane Terrace House to the idle video game genre. She explores audiences’ move away from media’s demands of hyper-competitivity and self-actualization and suggests mainstream gaming increasingly includes pockets of idleness in its design.Read more
Just Saying No: Labour, Gender, and Refusal in Twitch Streaming
Alison Harvey / University of Leicester
Alison Harvey contextualizes Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins’ refusal to stream with female gamers within digital culture practices and historically gendered patterns of labour.
Wicked Games, Part I: Twenty-sided Demons
Matthew Payne / University of Alabama
Peter Alilunas / University of Oregon
A history of controversies surrounding tabletop role-playing game Dungeons and DragonsRead more