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Talk by Usva Friman on June 20 at 7 p.m. IST

Title: Finnish women players’ gaming and game cultural agency In Finland, 64.2% of women play digital entertainment games, and 43% play them actively, at least once a month. For their doctoral dissertation (University of Turku, 2022), Usva Friman collected interview and online questionnaire material from Finnish adult women who play digital games. The women participatingContinue reading “Talk by Usva Friman on June 20 at 7 p.m. IST”

Call for Papers: Special Issue of CyberOrient on Postcolonialism, Orientalism, and Video Games

CFP: Postcolonialism, Orientalism, and Videogames CyberOrient: Journal of the Virtual Middle East and Islamic World Editor-in-Chief: Daniel M. Varisco Guest Editors: Souvik Mukherjee and Zahra Rizvi Submission Deadline: November 30, 2022 (Full Papers) Aim Video games have literally become a game-changing medium in global culture since the 1970s and yet the representation of gaming culturesContinue reading “Call for Papers: Special Issue of CyberOrient on Postcolonialism, Orientalism, and Video Games”

“হাবজি গাবজি” চলচ্চিত্র ও ভিডিও গেম সম্পর্কিত দুই চারটি কথা

As part of DiGRA India’s Indian vernacular languages posts, Achintya Debnath writes about the recent Bengali movie Habji Gabji (2022). The main theme of the movie, Debnath writes, revolves around the unscientific and misinformed understanding that playing video games causes violent behaviour, negatively impacts powers of concentration and leads to brain damages. Debnath argues thatContinue reading ““হাবজি গাবজি” চলচ্চিত্র ও ভিডিও গেম সম্পর্কিত দুই চারটি কথা”