Conspiracy Theories KU Leuven
Players of videogames are talking about religion. Despite longstanding theories of Western religious decline, recent scholarship has assessed that religious traditions and narratives feature prominently in videogames. In order to answer how player communities in game culture deal with religion in games, this study analyzes online discussions (N=100) and interviews with strategically selected players (N=20) to assess which games provoke ...
Video- and role-playing games KU Leuven
Elective Affinity KU Leuven
Mechanisms of Disclosure: A Socio-Technological Perspective on Sociality in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games KU Leuven
It is a mainstay in game studies that Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games are boasting social relations and community formation. Considering games as ‘sociotechnical’ environments, this article studies how the usage of external communication technologies in an online video game guild shapes the members’ social dynamics. Based on a one-year ethnographic study of a women’s guild in The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO), the analysis shows ...