Tag: anthropology of gaming

Translating Truth: Heaven’s Vault and Its Message to Gamers

Alissa Whitmore , April 29th, 2020


By Catherine Hill If you’re a gamer, chances are you’ve played, seen, or at least heard of Heaven’s Vault, the newest game from Inkle Studios. In this adventure, players…


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Fact in Fiction: Examining archaeology’s influence on the speculative genre

Emma Louise Backe , July 19th, 2019


By Catherine Hill Anyone who has a passable knowledge of the works of novelist HP Lovecraft is probably aware of the prominent role that archaeology and intrepid archaeologists…


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TGA’s 2018 Holiday Wishlist

Emma Louise Backe , December 23rd, 2018


Struggling with what to get friends or family members this holiday season? Don’t know what to ask for yourself (apart from a device that will help you get…


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Queering Representation in Games: A review of Adrienne Shaw’s Gaming at the Edge

Emma Louise Backe , May 22nd, 2015


By Evan Conaway To read Tom Boellstorff’s introduction to this book reviews series, head over to The Book Review as Conversation. “Identification is not about a static, linear, measurable connec…


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