Posted on November 29, 2015 @ 16:17 GMT in publications
What is a “gamer”? And what does it mean to be a gamer today?
These questions are ones that have been nagging me for some time now. While the term “gamer” is often thrown around as a synonym for “player”, to me these concepts are vastly different. While I would argue that a player is someone who plays videos games, the term gamer refers to one’s social identity with a community of players.
Over the last few years, I have wanted to explore the gamer identity on a deeper, theoretical level and this week in a…Continue reading »
Posted on November 29, 2014 @ 19:52 GMT in News
In an attempt to combat some of the bad press that games, gaming, and gamers have received over the last few months (#GamerGate anyone?), Good Games Writing launched their #OrangeDot Campaign this month. The primary aim of this campaign was to help “take back this space we hold so dearly…” and spread positivity about games…Continue reading »
Posted on February 07, 2014 @ 18:16 GMT in News
What is a “gamer”? Who are “gamers”? How does one quantify the extent to which a person is or is not a “gamer”?
All of these questions have contributed to the recent “Gamer Identity Crisis”. I dicuss these issues and the future of the “gamer” in a guest blog post for VG Researcher (it can also be seen on Gamasutra).