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Game Studies Guild: Events & Resources

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2020 Events Schedule

Wednesday, 1/15, 7:00-8:30pm

"Rage Games and the Aesthetics of Frustration" presented by Jonny Thurston and Bruno Ford

Wednesday, 2/12, 7:00-8:30pm 

"Playable Research: Level 101 and Serious Game Design" presented by Justin Wigard

Wednesday, 3/25, 7:00-8:30pm 

"Apocalyptic Medievalism & Dark Souls III: Knighthood, Vulnerability, and Enlightenment" presented by Bruno Ford and Robin Aultz

Wednesday, 4/15, 7:00-8:30pm 


All events and meetings are held in the Digital Scholarship Lab, on 2 West in the Main Library.
All Critical Let's Play events stream live at, and are moderated by a human being, who will ask questions on viewers' behalves. Watch, share, or join the conversation, whether you have read the material or not.
Check the Resources tab for more information, including selected reading material and related media.

Resources - Current Term


“Rage Games and the Aesthetics of Frustration” presented by Jonny Thurston and Bruno Ford

This session will explore as many of the following games as time and patience allow:


This session will refer to the following articles:


Suggestions for content that supports critical discussion on any game/topic listed here, or for future issues we might address, are always welcome! Contact Jonah:

Resources - Long Term

The Rovi Video Game Collection

Many video games are available for checkout and on-site use in the Digital and Multimedia Center (DMC) on 4 West at the MSU Main Library.


Check out our full video games catalog, or search by following these steps:

  1. Go to

  2. Type a term to search
    • for a specific title/platform/genre/etc., e.g. "Super Mario"
    • or input an asterisk (*) to return all game listings
  3. Select "ROVI Game Collection" from the drop-down menu, and click "Submit"

Games, and fully-equipped rooms to play them, are available for walk-up use in the DMC.

If you wish to reserve space ahead of time, visit "Video Game Lab A" and "Video Game Lab B" are listed under Group Study. The nearby Gaming Alcove (featuring 3 gaming PCs, 6 Macs, and an array of CRT and LCD screens) is available for walk-up use any time.


Oxford Bibliographies: Feminist and Queer Game Studies by Adrienne Shaw, Alexandrina Agloro, Josef Nguyen, Amanda Phillips, Bonnie Ruberg

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