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Communities and Online Gaming

Discord’s Impact on Online Gaming Communities

Introduction Discord is an online chat client application utilised by users to connect with online gaming communities. Over nine-hundred million messages are sent per day through the application, and it has over fifty-six million monthly users (Discord, n.d.). Discord is a platform which has aided in the formation of new gaming communities online. Discord has helped gamers to build new communities by making it easy to connect with other communities and users and having a simple to use chat client. Defining Read more [...]
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Communities and Online Gaming Identity in Communities and Networks Social Networks

Cyber-Racism and Misrepresentations of Asians

INTRODUCTION Throughout the generations that has passed in this beautiful world we call ‘Earth’, the diversity of human races and religions is what makes our planet unique amongst the other in our solar system. For a diversified place such as New York City of America, you can barely walk 5 steps without encountering people of every skin color. Realistically, no race is either superior or inferior to another, all races are equal. Even in the Bible it is written, “So God created mankind in Read more [...]
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Communities and Online Gaming

World of Warcraft: Communities, Networks and the in-between.

Community is a very ubiquitous concept that many interact with on a day to day basis, however many fail to fully understand it. Many confuse community with the similar idea of a network because of how these two ideas interact with one another. There are many places to see communities and networks interact but non is more apparent than online video games such as World of Warcraft. Online games are a very complex media and often demand a lot from their players in order for them to achieve success. World Read more [...]
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Communities and Online Gaming

Twitch.tv’s Streaming Utopia:

Online Gaming’s Colonisation of Online Streaming Platforms within the Contemporary Digital Landscape Read more [...]
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Communities and Online Gaming

“Shat up u noob” – The primary causes of toxicity in online gaming communities

ABSTRACT Toxicity in competitive online gaming is primarily a result of the anonymity of the internet and the rising stakes of competitive online gaming and can be solved by nullifying these causes. The way games handle toxicity can drastically change what their community accepts as normal. Rising stakes lead to some games having more ‘weight’ and thus, more pressure and toxicity builds off of that. Toxicity can also build from anonymity and having the freedom to say what you want without Read more [...]
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Communities and Online Gaming

Fostering a Positive Social Environment: Comparing the World of Warcraft Community and Final Fantasy XIV

Over the past decade, the video game community has come under scrutiny for the promotion of violent games and indecent acts. They have been attributed as the linking causality of atrocious mass shootings, cyber bullying and more. By examining the complexities of video game development and genre and using frameworks such as Mechanics-Dynamics-Aesthetics with a new fourth addition of nurture, the communities can be recognised as a force of good if fostered correctly by a game’s developers. Read more [...]
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Communities and Online Gaming

IMPACT OF MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER ONLINE GAME ON TEENAGERS AND YOUNG ADULTS

ABSTRACT The aim of this paper is to discuss about how MMOGs which is the genre of games played within a community can be beneficial concerning teenagers and young adults. Researched has been made by reading scholarly articles about various subjects on video-games. Escapism and immersion, the learning outcomes, the psychological well-being and last but not least, E-sports are the main focus to be discussed about how MMOG types of games more specifically MMORPG and MOBA are impacting positively Read more [...]
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Communities and Online Gaming

Toxic Identity Performance and Problematic Behaviour and its Relationship with Online Gaming

Online gaming is where people, connected over the internet participate in a competitive or collaborative environment to achieve a task set by a game, often enhanced with verbal and/or visual communication (Maher, 2016). Although, the online gaming community is not restricted to the online collaboration of multi-player games, it also includes individuals who play single player games who interact over online platforms such as social media (Mohd Affendi, 2008). Online gaming can be considered a social Read more [...]
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Communities and Online Gaming

How the affordances of Twtch.tv are cultivating unique communities and shifting the negative societal views associated with digital games.

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the unique experience the streaming platform Twitch.tv offers its communities through its ‘co-experience’ and social interactions, and how these communities are shifting negative societal perception of digital games. With Twitch.tv being one of the preferred platforms of this generation, this paper will explore how the streaming website cultivates its communities and captivates users through its multifaceted interface.  For the purpose Read more [...]
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Communities and Online Gaming

Online Gaming: On a Quest for Escapism from Reality

Online Gaming: On a Quest for Escapism from RealityDownload Abstract Online gaming has long been in the list of controversial topics that have sparked public’s interests but on the negative side. Pertaining to this, the gaming community is also taking the blame of being a bad influence on teenage gamers. Based on research, this conference paper aims to demonstrate a pragmatic approach to the methods online gaming and its community has been arguably beneficial to teenagers who seek an escape Read more [...]