Tag Archives: Video Games

Dissertation Notes: The Grand Stand

“Dissertation Notes” is the oh-so-clever name of my (semi) regular segment briefly highlighting the interesting, unusual, or thought-provoking materials I have come across while working on my dissertation.  Aimed at a broad audience that includes media scholars, general interest readers, and … Continue reading

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Some News Updates

A few months ago, I took part in a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association for State and Local History in Richmond, VA.  I promised eventually I would post the video of that presentation as it had … Continue reading

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Homebrewing and Video Games, or What I did in May instead of Making New PSC Posts

Just over a week ago I had the opportunity to speak at Drexel University’s W.W. Hagerty Library.  Before an audience of interested visitors, library staff members, and some members of one of the University’s tech clubs, I talked about ome … Continue reading

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Happy Belated Dreamcast Day!

Yesterday marked the birthday of one of those great, unappreciated game systems: the Sega Dreamcast, which was released in the United States twelve years ago yesterday. On September 9, 1999 (9/9/99), Sega unleashed the Dreamcast upon the North American market … Continue reading

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Thinking About Holding a Seance to Resurrect Starcraft Ghost

I had initially planned this post to coincide with the release of Duke Nukem Forever.  But I guess there is a humorous irony in putting up a long delayed post long after the long delayed game it is tangentially about well after … Continue reading

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Brown v. EMA and the Power of Video Games

Monday, June 27, 2011, marked a monumental event in video game history.  In the case of Brown v. EMA, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of the game industry, striking down a California law that made it a crime … Continue reading

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Notes and Images from Philly Comic-Con

Comic-con has quickly become something I look forward to the whole year.  This year my girlfriend and I attended in costume: she as Alice from American McGee’s Alice: Madness Returns and I as Jack from Bioshock (in the picture below, … Continue reading

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