The folks at HASTAC (the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory) recently started up a new forum on their website: Press Start to Continue: Toward a New Video Game Studies. Here’s a description:
In the unsettledness of this field, this forum recognizes those disciplinary forces that frequently attempt to silo the study of digital games into a narrow set of purposes, such as edutainment or gamification, or relegates digital gaming completely into the margins of “low” or “pop” culture. We seek to address how games have contributed to the digital humanities specifically, and how they might impact its future. In other words, where is video game studies in the digital humanities? And more broadly where can we identify intersections in cultural criticism, video game studies, and video game development?
To participate in the discussion, which is already off with a bang, head on over to HASTAC. (Note that you’ll need to register on the site to comment in the forum.)