Lecture 12: Game Studies 101 & Societal Context

Summary

Guest lecturer dr. René Glas explains different game studies and perspectives on games as a media.

Afterwards we discuss games in the societal context. Are the worries that games drive to violence and addiction?

Slides

Game studies: a media & cultural studies perspective

More information

Game violence does not lead to societal violence
Frustration in games causes aggression
Acceptation of games in The Netherlands – addiction
Papers on Dutch game addiction
Acceptation in society – elderly playing GTA V
Analyses of sexism in games from a feminist perspective
Male sexualization in videogames
Paper on gender representation in games

HATETRIS – a frustrating variant of tetris