Gaming Session: Minecraft, June 27, 2019

Minecraft this Thursday; 8:30pm EDT / 5:30pm PDT.

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Symposium, June 6th: Oikospiel (Book I)

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What is surrealism in video games? Is it the subversion of expository traditions through ludic conventions? Is it the perversion of ludic conventions for expository effect? Is it a five-act dog opera? We’ll discuss the meaning of Oikospiel, the means of production, and maybe even video games through Discord voice chat (or probably Skype) at 8:30pm EDT / 5:30pm PDT.

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Minecraft Session: May 30, 2019

Minecraft this Thursday; 8:30pm EDT, 5:30pm PDT, voice chat over Discord.

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Symposium: Return of the Obra Dinn, May 2, 2019

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This month, we’re talking about Return of the Obra Dinn (2018).

Discussion on Discord, 8:30pm EDT / 7:30pm CDT / 5:30pm PDT.

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Minecraft Session, April 18, 2019

We’re doing Minecraft one week early this month; 8:30pm EDT / 5:30pm PDT, voice chat over Discord.

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Symposium: Hollow Knight, April 4, 2019

This month, we’re talking about Hollow Knight. The two main questions that I’d like to talk about (including how these questions relate to each other):

  • How we feel about the range and rhythm of uncertainty in the game.
  • Where Hollow Knight fits in a genre context.

Discussion on Discord, 8:30pm EDT / 7:30pm CDT / 5:30pm PDT.

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Gaming Session: Minecraft, March 28, 2019

Minecraft this week! 8:30pm EDT / 5:30pm PDT; voice chat over Discord unless that’s acting up again, in which case we’ll fall back to Skype.

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