Symposium 5 May 2022: Elden Ring

Really I just want to hear everyone else talk about any/all of the following:

  • What specific characteristics of the game set it up for discussion as “the greatest video game of all time”?
  • Is the lore intentionally impenetrable? What comparisons can we make with the lore of other storyworlds and/or on other platforms?
  • What are the affordances of the game for various kinds of player-performers?
  • What role does virtuosity play in the discourse of the game and around the game, and/or in the performances of individual player-performers (and kinds of player-performers)?
  • What characteristics does it share with Flip Flop Solitaire, Paradise Lost, jazz, Spelunky, and the Platonic Form of the Living Card Game?

We’ll meet at the usual time: Thursday at 8:30pm EST / 7:30pm CST / 5:30pm PST.


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Classicist, game critic, game educator.
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