Some notes about the freedom of expression, games & critique

(I was first thinking to write a short essay with this title, but this turned to be loosely related thoughts about the topic.) Freedom of expression has newer covered using expression to harm someones reputation and slander a person. Freedom of expression is threatened if people are afraid to express their opinions, even if they don’tContinue reading “Some notes about the freedom of expression, games & critique”

My experiences with censorship & media panics

I grew up with books and comics. Big part of comics available in Finland were translations of European comics such as Asterix, Yoko Tsuno, Spirou et fantasia, Blueberry, Tex Willer, Judge Dredd (and bit later Valerians, Canardo & Bilal, Tardi, Comes), but also US superhero comics.  At that time I was not even aware thatContinue reading “My experiences with censorship & media panics”

Media Violence Research and Youth Violence Data: Why Do They Conflict? (by Olson)

This is note for myself. “Risk factors for violence tend to occur in clusters. Violent game play may disproportionately affect children who lack protective factors such as a nurturing relationship with at least one adult […]” Olson, 2004. Media Violence Research and Youth Violence Data: Why Do They Conflict? Academic Psychiatry, 28(2) , pp 144-150. DOI=10.1176/appi.ap.28.2.144

Tutorial: 1st-person sneak in Unity 5, part 6

Previous parts of tutorial part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 Next I setup something for regaining energy and health. I want the PC to be gain health or power while it stands next to the power-up (and as long as the power-up have something to left to give). The power-up keepContinue reading “Tutorial: 1st-person sneak in Unity 5, part 6”

Ethics of Twitter use: comment flooding is bad

I have seen comments that some orchestrate their followers to harass some Twitter user. Intriguingly, I’ve also seen those same people participating comment flooding. The main thing about flooding I have seen is that individual Twitter users are not causing the flood, but a collective effect of a crowd. Some cases someone (with a goodContinue reading “Ethics of Twitter use: comment flooding is bad”

Yet Another DiGRA FAQ

1. What is DiGRA Digital Games Research Association – DiGRA is a Finnish non-profit (see also, about DiGRA). DiGRA “aims to support and promote the academic study of digital games and develop its recognition as a field of enquiry”. See bylaws (Finnish http://digra.org:8080/Plone/digradocuments/digrarules03fi/ and Bylaws in English http://digra.org:8080/Plone/digradocuments/digrarules03/). 2. What DiGRA does The main operations of DiGRA areContinue reading “Yet Another DiGRA FAQ”

On gamers are dead news articles

It seems that I ended up writing something bit lengthier than a tweet of facebook update about this. Jenni Goodchild posted an analysis of gamers are death news articles by @firehawk32 at (http://pixietalksgamergate.wordpress.com/gamers-are-dead-article-analysis/). The most of these are posted at Aug 28, 2014. Sargon of Akkad in his Youtube video claims that these articles canContinue reading “On gamers are dead news articles”