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Game Studies Guild: Events & Resources

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2019 Events Schedule

Rovi Vault Hunting: Every Friday, 11:30am - 1:30pm all summer long!
See description in Resources field below/to the right.


5/24 Heavy Rain
6/21 Mirror's Edge
6/28 Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
7/5 Mass Effect 3
7/12 Prison Architect
7/19 Farming Simulator (version TBD)
7/26 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
8/2 tentative (TBD)
8/9 tentative (TBD)
8/16 Taiko Drum Master
All title selections subject to change pending suggestion and equipment cooperation.
Fall Semester 2019 schedule TBA.


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

Rovi Vault Hunting - Every Friday, 11:30am - 1:30pm all summer long!
Join Jonah and/or the occasional GSG special guest for an interactive, package-to-pixels plunge into a different title from the Rovi Gaming Collection. From MSU Libraries’ Video Game Labs to your screen, via Twitch, we will unpack and play with a critical eye. Will old classics hold up, or will new problems emerge under a modern social lens? Do technological advances offer more meaningful ways to play? How can video games support scholarship, anyway? Tune in and help us find out!
Fall Semester 2019 schedule TBA.


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"


Often, 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.

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