Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in

Western Otaku: Games Crossing Cultures Lecture: Mia Consalvo, December 3rd, 2009

From Nintendo's first Famicom system, Japanese consoles and videogames have played a central role in the development and expansion of the digital game industry. Players globally have consumed and enjoyed Japanese games for many reasons, and in a variety of contexts. This study examines one particular subset of videogame players, for whom the consumption of Japanese videogames in particular is of great value, in addition to their related activities consuming anime and manga from Japan. Through in-depth interviews with such players, this study investigates how transnation fandom operates in the realm of videogame culture, and how a particular group of videogames players interprets their gameplay experience in terms of a global, if hybrid, industry.

Mia Consalvo is a visiting associate professor in the Comparative Media Studies program at MIT. She is the author of Cheating: Gaining Advantage in Videogames and is co-editor of the forthcoming Blackwell Handbook of Internet Studies.

Video produced by Generoso Fierro, edited by Garrett Beazley.

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments.

Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab

Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab

Category: Education | Updated almost 6 years ago

Created
December 17, 2009 12:38
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
17195 times

More from Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab

GAMBIT 2008 - Oozerts

GAMBIT 2008 - Oozerts

Added over 7 years ago | 00:00:30 | 27771 views

GAMBIT 2008 - Muzaic

GAMBIT 2008 - Muzaic

Added over 7 years ago | 00:00:51 | 16073 views

GAMBIT Research Video Podcast Episode 7, Part 1 "Playful Learning Experiences Meaningful Learning Patterns in Players' Biographies"

GAMBIT Research Video Podcast Episo...

Added 6 years ago | 00:20:51 | 16218 views

Paper Prototyping Your Game Episode 1 Part 1

Paper Prototyping Your Game Episode...

Added over 6 years ago | 00:15:52 | 19604 views

GAMBIT 2008 - Moki Combat

GAMBIT 2008 - Moki Combat

Added over 7 years ago | 00:00:40 | 19316 views

Improviso Trailer

Improviso Trailer

Added 6 years ago | 00:00:30 | 5427 views