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The Game Studies Guild consists of two groups and their associated events:

  1. A Planning group that meets monthly to discuss current texts, research, and resources. The group reads a text and discusses it, and also identifies new texts or resources that the library should acquire to support game studies and game development on campus. This is a smaller planning and advisory group, open primarily to faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students.
  2. A Critical Let's Play* event based around playing and academically discussing a game together. A game is played live for attendees to comment on in real time, and a facilitator (or panel of facilitators) leads the group in a critical discussion of a game. These events are advertised and open to the public, and welcome any interested participants. Please contact us if you are interested in being a facilitator or presenter for these events!

*A format popularized on YouTube wherein a play session is broadcast by a player/commentator for an audience to enjoy.

Take a look at the Events tab to see what's coming up!

All Critical Let's Plays are streamed live at Watch quietly, or join the conversation!

Fall Semester 2018


Accessibility & Gaming

Let's Play Weds. 12/5, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Main Library Digital Scholarship Lab


Fortnite: "The Battle Royale Phenomenon"

Let's Play Weds. 9/19, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Bloodborne: "Academia as an Arm of Colonization" wsg. Robin Aultz

Literature Weds. 10/3, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Let's Play Weds. 10/17, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Fire Emblem Heroes: Mobile, F2P, and gacha

Literature Weds. 11/7, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Let's Play Weds. 11/14, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Please see the Events tab for more information, and the Resources tab for relevant reading assignments.

Member Roster

Jonah Magar – Library Gaming Coordinator; MSU J-School Alumnus
  • Interests: Gaming, Streaming, 360/VR, Media Preservation, User Design, Graphic Design, Music Performance
  • Email:
  • Website:
  • Twitter: @jonah_magar
  • Steam: Octopus Jones
  • Blizzard: OctopusJones#1137
  • Discord: OctopusJones#1644
  • Twitch: Thousandyearjam


Cody Mejeur – English, PhD Student
  • Interests: Game Studies, Narrative Theory, Queer Studies, Cognitive Humanities, Digital Humanities
  • E-mail:
  • Website:
  • Twitter: @cmejeur
  • Blizzard: Yuma#1449
  • Twitch: Yumae


Daniel Fandino – History, PhD student
  • Interests: US-Japan Relations, East Asian and American Popular Culture, Technology, Digital Humanities
  • Email:
  • Website:
  • Twitter: @danfandino
  • Steam: RoninHistorian
  • Blizzard: vinzclortho#1867
  • Twitch RoninHistorian


Ronny Ford – English, PhD Student
  • Interests: Representations of Medievalism, queerness before sexuality, queerness and monsters


Want to be listed among these awesome humans? Email Jonah, or talk to us at any of our meetings!

Gaming Coordinator

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Jonah Magar
Michigan State University