Violence | Perception | Video Games
New Directions in Game Research
This volume compiles papers from the Young Academics Workshop at the Clash of Realities conferences of 2017 and 2018. The 2017 workshop – Perceiving Video Games – explored the video game medium by focusing on perception and meaning-making processes. The 2018 workshop – Reframing the Violence and Video Games Debate – transcended misleading claims that link video games and violent behavior by offering a range of fresh topical perspectives. From BA students to postdoctoral researchers, the young academics of this anthology stem from a spectrum of backgrounds, including game studies, game design, and phenomenology. This volume also features an entry by renowned psychologist Christopher J. Ferguson.