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Gamers are the social ones now

Gamers are the social ones now

Socially Isolated… Addicted young people… Few real-life social ties. This was the definition of a lonely gamer from an article which I read back in 2015. At the time, I was writing a blog post about the depiction of gamers in popular culture. The year is now 2020, a full five years after I wrote about the stereotyping of gamers. Guess what? We are the social ones now! That’s right, the world is changing. COVID-19 has forced us into social…

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Building the Future of Libraries with Minecraft: A Term Reflection Blog

Building the Future of Libraries with Minecraft: A Term Reflection Blog

Prior to LIBR 200, I didn’t really think about the number of information communities that exist. There are countless communities that fit the criteria that we learned about in our first week of classes back in January. To reflect on this is truly an amazing thing. As I started my journey into the Master of Library and Information Science degree, I knew that I wanted to be bold in my studies and always push the possibilities of what libraries can…

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Stereotyping Gamers in Popular Culture: A Review of Pure Pwnage

Stereotyping Gamers in Popular Culture: A Review of Pure Pwnage

Socially Isolated… Addicted young people… Few real-life social ties These are just a few of the phrases used to describe the traditional “lonely gamer” (Schiano, 2014). This has been the stereotype of the traditional gamer for the past two decades. As Kaust (2012) states, “popular stereotypes rely on assumptions, are often mistaken for reality, and usually have negative connotations” (p 373). If you are a gamer, you know that this is an untrue assumption and if you aren’t a gamer,…

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