sociality

How do people involved in interactive media interact with each other? What kind of social structures are we designing when we design games? This is a topic of interest to sociologists, community managers, and anyone with a stake in multiplayer gaming.

March 24th

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Happy Sunday, readers! First of all, if you haven’t already seen it, we’ve got a new Critical Compilation this week–this time on the Mass Effect Trilogy, courtesy of Emma Kostopolus. She’s gathered a bunch of great writing on how the series intersects…

March 17th

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Hey there. This was a pretty devastating week. The terrorist attack in Christchurch has sparked some long-overdue conversations about the extent to which white supremacist ideology is coddled at almost every level of western media and culture. This time around, games–and gaming…

February 10th

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Happy Sunday, readers! Hmm. So, in a colossally disingenuous display of both-sides-y dog-whistle journalism, some fifth-rate Gamerâ„¢ rag has apparently gathered enough recalled copies of Too Human to summon Beelzebub and try to re-awaken the Great Toxic Ones of games culture from…