Flash’s Farewell

In my previous pitch blog post, I pitched my project and outlined the analytical framework I would be utilising for it. This post will be going into depth about this framework concerning flash games, which includes the concepts of nostalgia, genre, and technology. Slide from my video on my analytical framework in other contexts, [Click …

The Prevalence and Variations of Orientalism in the Gaming Industry: Visual Essay

https://youtu.be/y67yTlovcFY Reflection Through the process of creating this visual essay, I have learned the importance and meaning that images can carry through visual semiotics (Pires, 2021). As many of my images represent a whole paragraph of research from my report, it was important to find images that effectively demonstrated what that paragraph was about.  Karen …

The Prevalence and Variations of Orientalism in the Gaming Industry: Report

Edward Said (1978) states that “the essence of Orientalism is the ineradicable distinction between Western superiority and Oriental inferiority”. This view of the West versus the Oriental East is shown through the medium of video games. It’s important to understand this presence of Orientalism in video games, as Leonard (2004, cited in Höglund, J. 2008) states …

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