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Resisting Patches and Errata: Motivations and Tactics
EXTENDED ABSTRACT Patches and errata are often understood as a sign of developer support; their lack can be easily interpreted as neglect and can potentially lead to player boycott. However, not allExpand
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Gendering Magic – Men, Women and Eldrazi of Magic: the Gathering
EXTENDED ABSTRACT Magic: the Gathering (MTG) is one of the most popular trading card games of all time. However, it is popular knowledge admitted also by the producers themselves that the game isExpand
Paratextuality 2.0: Updating Genette’s Framework for Complex Game Systems
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Paratext as a concept needs to be reevaluated, otherwise it loses its meaning.EXTENDED ABSTRACT Paratexts have become a catch-all phrase of game studies. Expand
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Crowdfunding NSFW Video Game Fan Art
EXTENDED ABSTRACT The Rule 34 “If it exists, there is a porn of it. No exceptions.” (see Doctorow, 2011, p. 70) also applies to video game culture. Despite Ken Levine’s requests to stop BioShock pornExpand
Hidden Paratextuality: Concealing the Factual Aspects of Video Games
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In this paper, I propose the concept of hidden paratextuality which explains the effects of concealed factual aspects of video games. Expand