Archive for March, 2008

Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, Spades

Posted in Online papers with tags , , , , , on March 9, 2008 by frans

This is the classic paper that is often quoted in studies into online player typologies, online sociology and player psychology:

Bartle, Richard (1996) ‘Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, Spades: Players Who Suit MUDs’. The Journal of Virtual Environments, 1(1). Online:

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    Mobygames

    Posted in Online resources with tags , on March 9, 2008 by frans

    Mobygames is a website that maintains a database of digital games. The site aims to catalogue all games, and it relies on user contibutions to extend its range. See:
    http://www.mobygames.com/

    Wikipedia

    Posted in Online resources with tags , , on March 9, 2008 by frans

    A collaboratively edited encyclopedia, Wikipedia includes several interesting entries that relate to game studies. These include:

    Note that the Wikipedia articles might include unverified claims and tilted argumentation, so be cautious, and practice a fair deal of source criticism.

    Ludologica

    Posted in Books with tags , , on March 9, 2008 by frans

    The Ludologica book series has originally appeared in Italian, focusing on the most important digital games as works of art, and their lead designers as game artists. Relaunched under title Videoludica — Game Culture, the series explores possibilities of art criticism in the area of game cultures. See:
    http://www.ludologica.com/english.html
    http://www.videoludica.com/

    DiGRA Library

    Posted in Online resources with tags , , on March 9, 2008 by frans

    The open access digital library provided by DiGRA (Digital Games Research Association) collects together peer-reviewed papers presented in DiGRA conferences. See:
    http://www.digra.org/dl

    Game Research

    Posted in Online resources with tags , on March 9, 2008 by frans

    Game Research is the title of site that contains book reviews, research articles and information pages on various game studies related topics. See:
    http://www.game-research.com/

    Digiplay Bibliography

    Posted in Online resources with tags , , , on March 9, 2008 by frans

    The Digiplay Initiative maintains an extensive games research bibliography, currently reaching over two thousand references. The Digiplay site includes also links to papers, reports and books authored by the Digiplay research collective. Link to the bibliography:
    http://digiplay.info/digibiblio