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Game Studies Guild: Events & Resources

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2019 Events Schedule

Wednesday, 9/18, 7:00-8:30pm

Dawn of the Final Day: Majora’s Mask and the Gothic presented by Jonny Thurston

Wednesday, 10/16, 7:00-8:30pm 

Yomawari: Night Alone – Traditional Folklore and Contemporary Horror presented by Dan Fandino

Wednesday, 11/20, 7:00-8:30pm 

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – Duty, Loyalty, and Who (or What) We Pledge Them to presented by Robin Aultz

Wednesday, 12/11, 7:00-8:30pm 

Casual Wrap, Game and Chill (Join us to wind down at the end of the semester)

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

Supporting materials have not yet been posted. Please check back later. However, games may be available in the MSU Main Library Video Game Labs (4 West in the DMC). Take a look at our catalog (link below) to check what's ready to play!

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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