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A talk I gave to some year nine students on campus to experience university life through the University of Melbourne Access program.

A talk I gave to some year nine students on campus to experience university life through the University of Melbourne Access program.

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    • PhD candidate Lecturer and tutorDaniel Golding Writer Came through Access program
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of Arts Honours
    • Bachelor of Arts Honours PhD
    • The exoticThe cashThe ugly
    • Why study videogames?
    • What do we know about gamers?
    • Context
    • ContextSource: Digital Australia Report 2012 (Bond University)
    • Who plays games?93% of households 63% of which have a console32 is the average age of an Australian gamer Contextand they have been playing formore than 12 years47% female 53% male Source: Digital Australia Report 2012 (Bond University)
    • Who plays games? How much are they worth?93% of households $1.7 billion 63% of which have a console in Australia in 201032 is the average age of an Australian gamer US$75 billion Context globallyand they have been playing formore than 12 years more than the music and film industries combined Avatar took $2.7 billion at the box office but World of Warcraft has made +$1 billion47% female 53% male every year since 2004 Source: Digital Australia Report 2012 (Bond University)
    • What do we know about games?
    • Can we even definewhat a videogame is?
    • Narratives
    • Narrativestart finish
    • Narrativestart finish Story ≠ plot
    • Narrativestart finish Story ≠ plot intro climax exposition denouement
    • Narrativestart finish Story ≠ plot climax intro exposition denouement
    • the magic circle
    • Why study videogames?