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Game Studies Guild Critical Let's Play: “Rage Games and the Aesthetics of Frustration” Presented by Jonny Thurston and Bruno Ford

The Game Studies Guild is a community of humans who meet to play and critically engage with video games!
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Each month, we explore a particular game in relation to a theme or issue in game development, academia, and/or popular culture, in the format of a Critical Let's Play* event. This generally features illustrative gameplay for a live audience, as well as online viewers via Twitch. Anyone is welcome to participate, either physically in the room, or remotely from twitch.tv/gsgmsu.

Critical Let's Play* events gather gamers and thinkers to play and academically discuss a game together. A game is played live for attendees to comment on in real time, and a facilitator (or panel of facilitators) leads the group in a critical discussion of a game. These events are advertised and open to the public, and welcome any interested participants (both physically and virtually). Comments and questions from internet participants will be read aloud by a moderator so that everyone may engage in critical discussion.

Literature Discussions have been discontinued lately, but may return in the future. Typically, these events would unpack current texts, research, and resources. Some texts are preselected by the planning committee; attendees are welcome to introduce and lead discussion on additional material. Requests for resources to support game studies and game development on campus are highly encouraged! This is a smaller planning and advisory group, open primarily to faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students. Stay tuned for more information as the group reconsiders how to best implement events to engage with the literature more deeply.

Related LibGuide: Game Studies Guild by Jonah Magar

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)