Well, the holidays are here, so you know what that means … Jingle the Reindeer is nearly here! [Image credit: animalcrossing.neoseeker.com] Seeing Jingle and getting some awesome new sectional couches from him is the perfect way to culminate an entire semester spent studying Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I’ve sure learned a lot about the game […]

In my podcast interview with David Graham, we discussed the rise of livestreaming in the video game community over the past five years or so, and the prevalence that the technology has achieved today (here, you can watch two Polygon editors argue why livestreaming will only continue to rise in popularity in the coming years). […]

Well, the semester is coming to an end, and my time with #ACNL is almost done. To give something back to the community, I thought I might create a QR code for others to scan, but then I realized I’m no artist. So, because we’ve learned about fanfiction and its purposes and implications, I thought […]

Greetings, Rummagers (Rummage Thissers?)! We’re back with another podcast, and this time we have Susan Arendt, managing editor of Joystiq, joining us to discuss the challenges of video games news coverage, what makes for a good panel at fan conventions and, of course, Animal Crossing: New Leaf! Also, stick around until the end for some […]

The Legend of Zelda video games certainly have an extraordinary fanbase, and for good reason. Heralded by fans and gaming publications alike as the greatest video game series ever, gamers have been traversing the verdant plains and vast deserts of Hyrule with Link for over 25 years. Having read about filking in Henry Jenkins’s “Textual […]

In episode 2 of our podcast, we talk to David “UltraDavid” Graham, an attorney with a concentration in media law and lifelong video game fan. We discuss his role as an on-air commentator for competitive fighting video game tournaments and copyright law. You can learn more about David’s practice at dpgatlaw.com and check out his work […]

I’m the kind of gamer who grew up with single-player experiences. Whether I was exploring the vast hills of Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda or traveling through caves in Final Fantasy, my gaming time consisted of solitary experiences. When I got to high school, the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 came around, the […]