Games

Multiplayer and the Quest to Make Gaming Cool

In our extroverted society, being alone can mean being uncool. It has a lot of negative connotations: You don’t have any friends, you don’t like to be with people, you’re a nerd or geek or dork. But nowadays, “geekery” is becoming something like a fad. While decades ago, reading comic books was the lonely fate… Continue reading Multiplayer and the Quest to Make Gaming Cool

Games

Self-Labeling and Geek Culture

Lately I've been thinking a lot about what it means to be part of geek culture. To be a "nerd" or a "gamer." To like science fiction, or just to be a fan of something. For a long time, I very much participated in the community of people who called themselves those names: gamer, geek,… Continue reading Self-Labeling and Geek Culture