Not a Game

Over the last few months, an increasing number of people have started to ask my opinion (or let me know all about theirs) regarding the boundaries of videogames as a medium.  More often than not, this means affirming someone’s statement that “X is not a game.”  Indeed, there seems to be a recent push to […]

Why Spellcheck Hates Me

The field of Videogame Studies is still relatively young, as academic fields go.  So much so, in fact, that we don’t exactly agree on what to call it.  This is due, in part, to the difficulty we have in defining exactly what it is we study.  For most people, it is fairly obvious what it […]

Etymology Nazi

When I was first in college, most of my friends were English-major types.  It’s no surprise, then, that I know more than a few Grammar Nazis.  While there have always been cultural conflicts with those who use language “properly” and those who use it “improperly,” the phenomenon of the Grammar Nazi is very much a […]