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MSU Game Studies Guild Twitch Channel
Join us for live Critical Let's Play events, and add your voice to discussions of academic, developer, and identity-focused issues in and around video games.
2020 Events Schedule
"Something Shiny and New is Coming Soon" presented by Jonny Thurston and the GSG Crew
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 Twitch.tv/gsgmsu, 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
Game Studies Guild has canceled this semester's planned Critical Let's Play events due to COVID-19. Don't worry, though: We're cooking up something special to offer in substitution! More news soon! 3/19/2020
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Go to https://catalog.lib.msu.edu/
- 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
- 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 https://lib.msu.edu/library-spaces/. "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