Volume 3, Issue 1 (January 2016)

ARTICLE

 

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Games Coverage and its Network of Ambivalences

by M. Foxman & D. B. Nieborg

This article is an exploratory study of critics’ role in developing the conception of gamer culture and the effect of that culture on their work and identity. Through historical research and textual analysis it claims that critics are ambivalent about their occupation and its place within the culture they helped shape.

 

Book REVIEW

 

Tutored Together Around More than Dialogue: A Review of Evan Skolnick’s Video Game Storytelling: What Every Developer Needs to Know about Narrative Techniques

by J. F. Wood

Video Game Storytelling: What Every Developer Needs to Know about Narrative Techniques, written by Evan Skolnick, provides narrative design guidelines for the purpose of achieving narrative excellence.