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Twitch Plays Pokemon: Creating an oral history in real-time

When I began my phone call Sunday evening with T.L. Taylor, an associate professor of comparative media studies at MIT, I opted to check her loyalty to the one, true Helix god. "All sensible people are," she joked. Even when observing Twitch Plays Pokemon from an academic standpoint, it's easy...

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New study on gaming needs your help

Brett Lantz needs your help. As a sociologist at the University of Notre Dame, Lantz is currently looking to "learn more about the different types of gamers out there and the impact of the games on how they see themselves." The first part of this endeavor includes an online survey in which...

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