Game Studies Classes for the Summer and Fall Terms

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The University of Michigan is offering a rich variety of game-related courses during the Summer and Fall 2021 terms, so we thought we'd highlight them here as well as on our research guide as you're choosing courses. If you're looking for ideas on how to play games online, we'd recommend taking a look at the Online Games page on our research guide.

Preserving the Game Collection

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The Computer & Video Game Archive (CVGA) has a dual mission of providing users access to our game collection, and the preservation of games for future research and scholarship. Since the CVGA has been temporarily closed to the public due to the pandemic, we have used this time to shift our focus from user access to the preservation portion of our mission, and have been discussing how to digitally image and archive our game collection.

Winter Game-Related Classes

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The University of Michigan is offering a rich variety of game-related courses during the Winter 2021 term, so we thought we'd highlight them here as well as on our research guide as you're choosing courses for the Winter term. If you're looking for ideas on how to play games online, we'd recommend taking a look at the Online Games page on our research guide.

Resources to Explore DEI&A Topics in Gaming

Book cover for Woke Gaming: Digital Challenges to Oppression and Social Injustice / Gray and Leonard

Are you interested in learning about and promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) in game culture and the game industry? We have a few sections devoted to this very important topic on our research guide. Several of the resources listed on our guide can be accessed remotely, and we have highlighted a few here, along with the official summaries for each resource. We invite you to check them out.

Playing Board Games During Quarantine

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Are you wishing you could be playing board games in person with your friends? You're not the only one. Being able to sit around a table with friends is a great way to socialize with fellow gamers, and would normally be a popular activity in the CVGA. Playing board games in person is definitely preferred, but circumstances like quarantine, geography or other factors can make this difficult. And thanks to technology, it's not the only way to enjoy them. The Online Games page on our...

Spring classes related to video game studies

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Looking for a video game-related class to take in the coming semesters? This post includes classes that are listed at present. For more information regarding our available services during this time, please see our blog post called CVGA Services During the COVID-19 Lockdown. This will likely be our modus operandi throughout the Spring and Summer. Our physical collection may be inaccessible at present, but we encourage you to visit the Online Games page on our research guide for ideas on how to...

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