Celia Pearce’s position - anti-isolationist, but also anti-colonialist - derives from her understanding of “the unique properties of games themselves.”
A recommendation for participatory, interdisciplinary articulations of action and perception from Mary Flanagan.
Celia Pearce hits SAVE and preserves most of Jesper Juul’s essay. But then “non-computer contexts” hit the screen.
Casting the ludology vs. narratology debate as a game in itself, Henry Jenkins brings Bible gardens and the duck-billed platypus into this defense of hybridity.
“Critical videogames”: moving beyond the non sequiter of now, Gonzalo Frasca projects a future in which the phrase would make sense.
Espen Aarseth holds that gameplay, not Lara Croft?s physique, should command the attention of an evolving game studies.
Stuart Moulthrop complicates the idea of self-contained games.
Eskelinen can’t be bothered to answer his critics.
In response to Perlin, Victoria Vesna reiterates the unique realism of games.
Espen Aarseth foresees the quick end of Murray’s “story-game hybrid” and suggests instead a “critical theory of games.”