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A different, older kind of conversation about games in culture



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Gaming Session: Minecraft, April 26, 2018dbcarlton

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:37:10 +0000

Minecraft this Thursday! 8:30pm EDT, 5:30pm PDT, voice chat still over Skype for now. Advertisements


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VGHVI Discorddbcarlton

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 03:11:44 +0000

We now have a VGHVI Discord server, to use when we want to chat about stuff between our regular sessions.  If you’re a VGHVI regular, you’re already on the server; but if you’re somebody who’s not a VGHVI regular but … Continue reading


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Symposium: Celeste, April 5, 2018dbcarlton

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 00:20:34 +0000

The April Symposium will be on Celeste, with Pat leading the discussion.  Quoting Pat: This Thursday, we’ll be looking at Celeste, the indie platformer for Steam and Switch.  Specifically, I’d like to look that the odd place Celeste sits in … Continue reading


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VGHVI Minecraft: March 29, 2018dbcarlton

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 23:44:04 +0000

Minecraft this Thursday! 8:30pm EDT, 5:30pm PDT.


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Symposium, 1 March: Snapchat et al.rogertravisjrImage result for snapchat image

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 02:46:17 +0000

More experimental even than my usual fare, this symposium will seek to describe the snapstreak, and Snapchat itself, as performative play practices, and then to extrapolate from there to describe other social media practices in similar terms. The question to … Continue reading


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Gaming Session: Minecraft, February 22, 2018dbcarlton

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:24:59 +0000

Minecraft this week! Thursday at 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST.


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Symposium, February 1st: Universal Paperclips (and Incremental Games)failstateblues1-clippyjpg

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 05:51:20 +0000

Everything. Everything in its right place. The system has a task. A task and a purpose. For incremental games like Universal Paperclips, that task and that purpose becomes our own as we become both the rules of the system and … Continue reading


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Gaming Session: Minecraft, January 25, 2018dbcarlton

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:28:10 +0000

The first Minecraft session of the new year: Thursday at 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST.


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Symposium: Undertale, January 4, 2018videlaisheader

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 04:41:24 +0000

For our January symposium, we will be discussing Undertale (2015). Available on Steam, GoG, and PSN, Undertale (2015) turns many conventions and assumptions about the RPG genre upside-down and inside-out. Offering the ability to end conflicts through “Mercy” options and … Continue reading


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Gaming Session: Minecraft, December 21, 2017dbcarlton

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:38:28 +0000

Minecraft this Thursday!  8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST.


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