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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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How gamers are using technology (with community member interview)

How gamers are using technology (with community member interview)

Gamers are using technology every time they play a game, whether they play on a personal computer, console, or mobile device. But the act of gaming is not the only aspect of gaming that makes use of technology; it is also used to share information with the community. This technology encompasses both computer hardware and software and allows them to transcend their geographical limitations and share their experiences, knowledge and expertise globally from the comfort of their homes. I had…

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Video Games, Ethics, and the Internet: Library’s Role in Access to Information

Video Games, Ethics, and the Internet: Library’s Role in Access to Information

Libraries are in a difficult ethical position when it comes to providing access to information (intellectual freedom) and resources to its users. Video games are part of an ongoing discussion that comes up frequently, usually in the aftermath of violent and horrific acts when they involve young people.1 It is easy to point the finger at video games but it is hard to draw conclusive evidence that directly links violent video games to violent behavior. One way that society has…

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