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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 63–93.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Liam Mitchell Female figures routinely appear in popular fiction as ostensibly critical correctives to masculinity who can inadvertently retrench problematic divisions between “Woman” and “Man.” In video games, these figures are often aural rather than visual; whether they are off-screen narrators...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 161–183.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Ewan Kirkland This article explores construction and representation of masculinity in the “survival horror” video-game series Silent Hill . Noting the dominance of traditional male characters and masculine themes within the video-game medium, the Silent Hill franchise is seen as deviating from...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 165–173.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Bonnie Ruberg In this interview, Temple University assistant professor of media studies and production Adrienne Shaw discusses her work creating the LGBTQ Video Game Archive. Today, the dynamic interplay between queerness and video games provides scholars with an emerging area of exploration...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 153–163.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Diana Pozo; Bonnie Ruberg; Chris Goetz Queer gamers have always been a part of video game culture. However, since the mid-2000s, the growing importance of fans to media consumption and the rise to prominence of the independent game industry have helped bring public recognition and awareness...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 89–123.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Diana Adesola Mafe This article argues that the 2013 first-person shooter (FPS) video game BioShock Infinite (2K Games) challenges gamers in its representations of race. Launched in 2007, the BioShock franchise has a reputation for thoughtful dystopian narratives, beautiful retro worlds...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 175–183.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of Semiotics (1983) and The Acoustic Mirror (1988), Coffee interrogates the symbolic work done by mainstream cinema in constructing and maintaining binary gender roles—with such binaries also being upheld in high-budget, multimillion-dollar video games produced by the mainstream AAA industry—by subverting...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Games, the fictitious “Chess for Girls” board game bares a striking resemblance to the video games that were being designed for and marketed to female youth during that period, including Mattel’s Barbie Fashion Camera Obscura 74, Volume 25, Number 2 doi 10.1215/02705346-2010-001  © 2010...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 185–192.
Published: 01 September 2017
... video game studies as well as online community moderation. © 2017 by Camera Obscura 2017 video game queerness gameplay mechanics Twine game timer Figure 1. The opening of Queers in Love at the End of the World (2013) IN PRACTICE...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 28–49.
Published: 01 September 1985
... a construction of broken glass planes mounted on a pedestal-a building which this time has collapsed on its television. Across from this, the spectator is asked to peer through a tiny hole into a video game console where a small screen is reflected in a pool of rippling water...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 89–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... genres (horror, science fiction, and war) and media (films, TV programs, and video games). Indeed, Bell cites one fan who defensively presents a case for the fandom’s independence, suggesting it is possible to enjoy My Little Pony par- ticipatory culture without necessarily watching the series...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 131–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., and the Academy of Machinima Arts and Sciences was founded in 2002 to “make the current creative industries aware of Machinima” (movies created using video games) “as well as bring support & credibility to inde- pendent Machinima productions as a whole.”5 Conferences like MIT’s “Media...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 41–59.
Published: 01 May 2021
...: l'adolescent (et le monde autour de lui)” (Jane had written the woman and nothing else. So I wrote the rest: the young boy [and the world around him]). 5 She created a narrative about very contemporary children caught between childhood and adulthood, absorbed by video games but encountering the realities...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 116–131.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., glitched super agents, a scheming cor- poration, and a corrupt government. The plot is pretty dense, and so is the film s form, sitting somewhere between porn, video games, and video art. Would you add anything to that formal description? FLUIDØ is virus, sex, hack, drug, and conspiracy. Promoted...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 37–65.
Published: 01 May 2009
... art project, where passing is an essen- tial element of engagement, but rather with an offline video game called Caught Like a Nigger in Cyberspace, which appeared on a CD-ROM that the British artist Piper included in the catalog for his exhibition Relocating the Remains (1997). The game...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 169–177.
Published: 01 January 1988
... the television set itself is being used for many activities other than TV reception: home video, video games, homemade video, data banks and information services, and the whole range of possibilities about to open up with the future of computer-video interfacing. Traditionally, the home...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 35–71.
Published: 01 September 2005
... visually apparent when he and Pedro play a video game in an The Adolescent as Postcolonial Allegory • 45 entertainment center. Ricardo wins, and the machine tells him: “I am the future.” However, the filmmaker uses a close-up of Pedro’s eyes looking straight into the camera...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2022
... that Black girls play online. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dejah has taken to recording herself playing the Sims 4 and Fortnite video games. She plays by herself but interacts with people on both YouTube (where she posts the videos) and Instagram (where she promotes the videos) for ideas...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 151–179.
Published: 01 May 2004
... allusion to the 1978 kung fu cult classic, The Five Deadly Venoms; and the Wu-Tang Clan’s original musical contributions to a Sony Playstation video game entitled “Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style.”25 By the time Romeo Must Die was set to run in theaters, advertisers had discovered that the road to the inner...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 171–179.
Published: 01 September 2020
... the question: What happens when the machine world no longer reciprocates man s love and instead questions his power? Today s alt- right has an answer to this question. Yiannopou- los asserts: The rise of feminism has fatally coincided with the rise of video games, internet porn, and, sometime in the near...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 29–59.
Published: 01 May 1996
...: "[Children have] got a big yellow bird talking 45 to them, a purple dinosaur, ninja turtles-you think they're going to have a problem with a woman with an accentr Marsha Kinder argues in her study of children's consumption of TV and video games that particularly pre-schoolers regularly ignore large...