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Book Review: Played Out – Difference and Repetition in Classic Board Games

Samuel Gerald Collins , July 16th, 2022

I published this review with “TheGeekAnthropologist” – such an interesting, important blog! Please click on the link to see the review in its entirety. Book Review: Played Out…

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Mattias van Ommen takes the page 99 test

| , December 14th, 2020

Page 99 of my dissertation contains a theoretical discussion on fantasy, situated in arguably the least ethnographic of chapters. The dissertation itself is about Japanese players of the…

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Do We Inherit Abandoned Game Worlds?

Evan Conaway , November 27th, 2018

When you’re playing an online game and it gets shut down, typically a message flashes on the screen that says something like: “You have been disconnected from the…


A Ludicrous Relationship? A Conversation between Anthropology and Game Studies

sruelos , July 17th, 2018

Editor’s Note: This is a co-authored piece written by Spencer Ruelos and Amanda Cullen, both PhD students in the Informatics department at UC Irvine. Introduction Most work at…


quake champions resources

zephyrin_xirdal , May 29th, 2018

Just a collection of helpful resources for Quake Champions, created by members of the community:    The ↑Guide for Optimizing Fun in Quake Champions is a nicely done…

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crouchsliding tutorial with slash

zephyrin_xirdal , September 12th, 2017

  A crouchsliding tutorial with keypresses visible, slow motion, freeze frames, and explanation in voiceover. The tutorial aims at conveying an understanding of the basic principles, and sugges…

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forbidden places

zephyrin_xirdal , September 12th, 2017

  From Megahealth to Heavy Armor in a second or so, and more exploits of the strange qualities of the pots combined with Ranger’s Dire Orb. Going out…

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circlejumps with anarki

zephyrin_xirdal , July 29th, 2017

  Bridge to Rail is just one of the jumps in Quake Champions Anarki can do with a circlejump only. As there were quite some remarks towards that…

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bridge to rail backward and forward

zephyrin_xirdal , July 6th, 2017

  The Bridge to Rail jump done backward and forward with all champions, without using their respective special abilities. Plus a tutorial on how to do it –…

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Blood Bowl: The Other Fantasy Football, Part 3: Chainsaws and Steamrollers

Benedict Singleton , June 30th, 2017

Editorial Note: This is the final part of a series on Blood Bowl. Part 1 offers a general background on the game, and Part 2 discusses the sociality…

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tri-bolt and nailclimbing

zephyrin_xirdal , June 21st, 2017

  The newly introduced Tri-Bolt and the Nailgun offer climbing techniques in Quake Champions – apart from Rocketjumping. So, in principle all kinds of trickjumping and DeFRaGgery pleasant…

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Blood bowl: The Other Fantasy Football, Part 2: The Block Dice of Sociality

Benedict Singleton , June 16th, 2017

Editorial Note: This is part two of a three part series. Click here to read part one, “Warming Up,” Round 2: Following our defeats across the board in…

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Blood bowl: The Other Fantasy Football, Part 1: Warming Up

Benedict Singleton , June 2nd, 2017

Editorial Note: This article will be released in three parts over the course of the next month. Stay tuned. Shouts ring out around one of the main halls…

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party breaker

zephyrin_xirdal , May 19th, 2017

  The Quad Damage powerup can decide “Quake Champions” deathmatch. Hence it is most satisfying to frag the Quad carrier. You even are awarded with a medal called…

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beware the frying pan

zephyrin_xirdal , April 3rd, 2017

  The most ferocious weapon in “Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds!” This is actual online gameplay (nothing staged, never met the other player before), enhanced with music and sou…

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at hell’s gate

zephyrin_xirdal , March 27th, 2017

  Ten minutes of classic “Quake Live” Free for All deathmatch madness on the map “Hell’s Gate” (formerly Q3TOURNEY3). Featuring a nice comeback with some quite fun…

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When your Business Stalls, it’s time to Evolve: Unpacking Corporate Anthropology with Dr. Andi Simon

Gamwell , January 25th, 2017

How can we make change easier? Do women lead differently from men? What is corporate anthropology? Ryan, Adam, and Aneil are back to answer these questions and more…

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spending 1000 keys on outfits

teaser trailer: 20 minutes in transylvania

zephyrin_xirdal , November 25th, 2016

  Just a short Teaser Trailer for the full video “20 Minutes in Transylvania,” a Subway Surfers Let’s Play.

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subway shenanigans

zephyrin_xirdal , November 25th, 2016

  “Subway Shenanigans” is a montage of stunts and trickjumps done in “Subway Surfers,” the popular endless runner mobile game. You will see all 52 characters available in…

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Pokémon Goes Everywhere: Nur nicht nach China?

Liu Yijia , August 27th, 2016

Seit über 20 Jahren erfreuen sich die kleinen Monster auch in China größter Beliebtheit. Nur erlaubt sind sie nicht – ebensowenig wie die mobile Version, die kürzlich auf…

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How is Pokemon Go Changing Our Relationship with People and Places?

Nick Mizer , July 22nd, 2016

By Nick Mizer and Jared Miracle Pokemon Go, the blockbuster new augmented reality game developed by Niantic, hit the US on July 6. By July 13, estimates of…

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2016: Trends in Teaching, Publishing, and Anthropology

Anne , January 19th, 2016

2015 was a bit of blur for me. I spent the bulk of the year in a post-concussive haze. Thankfully, our team pulled in some great syllabi to…

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Why I Love the Popular Culture Association

Nick Mizer , June 9th, 2015

When I first started my research on role-playing games about seven(!) years ago, it felt a bit lonely. My professors and colleagues were supportive but didn’t really know…

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