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Are Historical War Games Realistic?

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It’s been a whirlwind of events recently. Everything from interviews to research to a special side project I’ve been working on for the past few days.

This week though, I wanted to devote my video to Remembrance Day. I feel it’s important to honour the soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War. Remembrance Day is a reminder for all of us of the hardships and emotional heartbreak of war and violence.

A lot of popular games have used historical war settings. As much as I love the accuracy and detail in these games, it’s always great to acknowledge what these war games tend to dismiss.

Check out the video and let me know what you think:

– Jennie Bharaj

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RE: Why Video Games are Important to Me

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This video is in response to DeStalinator’s video, “Why Video Games are Important to Me.” Link is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vwRd…

Why are video games important to me? Check out this video.

FYI: I am playing Entwined

Cheers and keep on gaming.

Jennie Bharaj

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Why Being a Gamer Makes You a Good Person

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Goodness. It has been quite the week! In case you are unaware, I am part of a large consumer movement in defense of gamer culture and identity. The movement is called ‘GamerGate’ and it has been more than two months since it started.

On Wednesday, I was featured on HuffPostLive to speak out about the movement. I, along with my colleagues Jemma Morgan and Georgina Young, were fueled with a fiery desire to get our word out there. It was a wild ride, and we are overwhelmed with all the positive responses we’ve been getting!

Please do check it out. The video is here.

As a gamer, I know how important it is to be heard. For so long, and I’m sure you can agree, gamers have been dismissed or ignored for their identity – simply because mainstream media portrays gamers as childish or a menace to society.

This brings me to this week’s video. A video I wanted to share ever since GamerGate became a cultural phenomenon.

I’d like to remind you why you are amazing.

Cheers and keep on gaming.

Jennie Bharaj

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Academic Perspectives on Video Games

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It’s been an exciting week, and I hope it’s been exciting for you as well!

I was recently featured in a livestream with my good friend, KingofPol. I’ll be streaming on “The Ralph Retort” too. The stream is on October 11, 3PM EST – here’s the link in case you can make it! http://www.hitbox.tv/theralphretort. I’d love to have your support!

This week, while reading some of my books on ludology, I reached an ‘A-ha!’ moment. Most of my research and readings on games are fairly new – ranging around the early 2000s to the present year. Yet, research for films, movies and novels reach far into the past with numerous amounts of research and theories.

Video game research is the ‘baby’ in the world of media academics.

This is why I created my video on academic perspectives on video games. The research is new, so it`s worth our while to guess how these perspectives will change in the future.

Check it out below and let me know what you think.

Cheers, keep on gaming.

Jennie Bharaj

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