Category: Let’s Plays

Videogames Revived the Social Media Star – Spence

At the LHBN conference held March 5-8, Mike Spence delivered a presentation on Let’s Plays and the Actor-Network-Theory (ANT) methodolgy entitled “Videogames Revived the Social Media Star.” In his presentation, Spence argues that “using successful social media personalities on video sharing websites introduces a high level of performativity into video games design, leading to videogame developers responding with interactive experiences capable…

Subverting Toxic Let’s Play Culture – Albrecht

Several days ago, Matt Albrecht delivered a presentation at Indiecade entitled “Subverting Toxic Let’s Play Culture: Inclusivity, safe spaces, and FourPlay show. Although I was not present for the presentation, Albrecht made the PDF slides from the presentation available. In the slides, Albrecht outlines the ways in which Let’s Play operate an non-inclusive spaces for many non-cis white male players.…

“Let’s Play Finnegans Wake” – Ferguson

In “Let’s Play Finnegans Wake,” Andrew Ferguson suggests that the inherent playfulness of James Joyce’s literary work Finnegans Wake lends itself to interactivity and to play. He states, “It is less a book to be read than it is to be played.” He goes on to show that reader interactions with the text are not dissimilar to those of Let’s…