Author: Andrew Smart


Andrew Smart is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at The Ohio State University and one of the founders of the Rhetoric, Politics, and Gaming Series. His research explores the role of didactic art in American culture.

If you’re looking to discuss video games or gaming culture, there’s a good chance that your first thought would be to go online. The Internet is overflowing with forums, blogs, and social news sites with large communities devoted to talking about games. News blogs like Polygon or Kotaku post countless articles every day, and each post is accompanied by an active comments section. Forums like NeoGAF have active threads for nearly every forthcoming release, and their users are more than willing to share their opinions on them. In both of these venues, however, the discussion rarely continues for very long.…

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