Press Coverage and Interviews

Academic interviews

  1. Ruberg, B. (2017). Creating an archive of LGBTQ video game content: An interview with Adrienne Shaw. Camera Obscura 32(2): 165-173
  2. Gray, K.L. (2017, April 8). Where are we now?: An interview with Adrienne Shaw. Equity in Gaming. http://www.equityingaming.com/dbmk.html
  3. Aronczyk, M. (2016). The replication of ideology: An interview with Adrienne Shaw and Marcus Boon. Journal of Games Criticism, 3, http://gamescriticism.org/interviews/aronczyk-3-a
  4. Rowland, F. (2015, October 28). Gaming at the edge. Human Sciences. Retrieved from https://sites.temple.edu/humansciences/2015/10/28/gaming-at-the-edge/
  5. Lennon, B. (2015, May). Gaming at the edge: An interview with Adrienne Shaw. Digital Culture and Media Initiative, Pennsylvania State University. Retrieved from http://dcmi.la.psu.edu/adrienne-shaw-speaker-interview/

 

Popular press interviews and coverage

  1. Computerspielemuseum. (2019, December 14). Interview mit Dr. Adrienne Shaw, Gründerin des LGBTQ Game Archive (Englisch). YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwnP39OPhr4
  2. Dillard, C. (2019, October 24). Media studies and production department embraces co-teaching model. Klein College News. https://klein.temple.edu/news/2019/10/media-studies-and-production-department-embraces-co-teaching-model
  3. Away From Computer (Berlin). (2019, October 3). Archiving the queer history of video games. https://soundcloud.com/afkinberlin/archiving-the-queer-history-of-video-games
  4. The Spark. (2019, January 19). Lesbian detectives: the history of queer video games. CBC Radio. https://www.cbc.ca/radio/spark/422-1.4982026/lesbian-detectives-the-history-of-queervideo-games-1.4982029
  5. Thaddeus-Johns, J. (2019, January 4). Sex lives and video games: first exhibition of LGBTQ gaming history opens in Berlin. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/games/2019/jan/04/rainbow-arcade-lgbtq-video-games-exhibitionworld-of-warcraft-nintendo-berlin
  6. Lang, F. (2018, December 12). Arcades are for everyone: Adrienne Shaw. Exberliner. http://www.exberliner.com/whats-on/adrienne-shaw-rainbow-arcade-interview/
  7. Van Horn, S. (2018, October 18). Temple Professor Opens LGBTQ Gaming Exhibit in Berlin. Temple Update. Retrieved from http://templeupdate.com/temple-professor-opens-uplgbtq-gaming-exhibit-in-berlin/
  8. Owens, C. (2018, September 24). Temple prof co-curates first exhibit on LGBTQ video game history. Philly.com. Retrieved from http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/lgbtq-video-game-history-temple-university-media-studies-20180924.html
  9. Jackson, G. (2018, July 23). A researcher is digging up largely forgotten queer video games. Kotaku. Retrieved from https://kotaku.com/a-researcher-is-digging-up-largely-forgotten-queer-vide-1827805698
  10. Scriver, A. (2018, July 6). Why the unapologetic representation of LGBTQ love in Online games is worth celebrating. The Walrus. Retrieved from https://thewalrus.ca/why-the-unapologetic-representation-of-lgbtq-love-in-online-games-is-worth-celebrating/
  11. Russell-Kraft, S. (2018, April 4). The Rise of Male Supremacist Groups. The New Republic. Retrieved from https://newrepublic.com/article/147744/rise-male-supremacist-groups
  12. Kerr, C. (2017, December 22). One of the first ever LGBTQ video games has been restored. Gamasutra. Retrived from https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/312241/One_of_the_first_ever_LGBTQ_video_games_has_been_restored.php
  13. Pearson, J. (2017, December 20). You can now play the first LGBTQ computer game, for the first time. Motherboard. Retrieved from https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ne4nzz/play-the-first-lgbtq-computer-game-for-the-first-time-caper-in-the-castro
  14. Hester, B. (2017, October 5). ‘It Made Absolutely No Sense’: The story of BMX XXX. Vice. Retrieved from https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ne75xw/bmx-xxx-history-dave-mirra-acclaim
  15. Guaripetesolutions. (2017, June 6). Queer Game Studies- An Alternative lens for reading videogames. Guaripete. Retrieved from http://www.guaripetesolutions.us/queer-game-studies-an-alternative-lens-for-reading-videogames/
  16. Chiconuclear. (2017, June 1). Queer Game Studies, de Adrienne Shaw y Bonnie Ruberg (eds.) [Spanish] Anaitgames.com. Retrieved from http://www.anaitgames.com/articulos/queer-game-studies-adrienne-shaw-y-bonnie-ruberg-editoras
  17. Berardi, T. (2017, April 19). Coming out swinging: Fans and developers push to make blockbuster games more inclusive. South Florida Gay News. Retrieved from http://southfloridagaynews.com/National/coming-out-swinging-fans-and-developers-push-to-make-blockbuster-games-more-inclusive.html
  18. Martin, J. (2017, April 4). In the vast world of gaming, a con for all (gay)mers. Observer. Retrieved from http://observer.com/2017/04/inside-queerness-and-games-conference-2017-los-angeles/
  19. Figueroa, J. (2017, March 19). League of Legends treads Overwatch path with LGBT heroes coming soon. Inquisitr. Retrieved from http://www.inquisitr.com/4072946/league-of-legends-treads-overwatch-path-with-lgbt-heroes-coming-soon/
  20. Berardi, T. (2017, January 13). Lesbians, love, and killer zombies. South Florida Gay News. Retrieved from http://southfloridagaynews.com/Video-Games/lesbians-love-and-killer-zombies.html
  21. Ashbeck, K. (2016, November 30). The relationships between player and avatar: An enlightening interview with Harrison Gish. Top Shelf Gaming. Retrieved from http://topshelfgaming.net/avatar-interview-harrison-gish/
  22. Berardi, T. (2016, November 11). ‘Gaymers’ come out: Annual LGBT gaming convention takes place this weekend in New York City. South Florida Gay News. Retrieved from http://southfloridagaynews.com/Community/gaymers-come-out-annual-lgbt-gaming-convention-takes-place-this-weekend-in-new-york-city.html
  23. Huber, C. (2016, November 8). Read your way out: The best books to read for those in despair about America. Nerdy but Flirty. Retrieved from https://nerdybutflirty.com/2016/11/08/read-your-way-out-the-best-books-to-read-for-those-in-despair-about-america/
  24. Roche, B.E. (2016, September 16). SMC professor launches LGBTQ video game archive. Temple Update. https://templeupdate.com/smc-professor-launches-lgbtq-video-game-archive/
  25. Savage, H. (2016, September 13). Documenting LGBTQ presence in video games. Temple News. Retrieved from http://temple-news.com/lifestyle/documenting-lgbtq-presence-video-games
  26. Baume, M. (2016, September 8). How trans players find support from the gaming community. Waypoint/VICE. Retrieved from https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/how-trans-players-find-support-from-the-gaming-community
  27. Agudo, S. (2016, August 30). La comunidad LGTBI y los videojuegos: ocio digital contra la homofobia. [Spanish] Malavida. Retrieved from http://www.malavida.com/es/analisis/la-comunidad-lgtbi-y-los-videojuegos-ocio-digital-contra-la-homofobia-006227
  28. Anderton, K. (2016, August 29). LGBTQ references in video games have been on the rise since the 1980s. Forbes. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinanderton/2016/08/29/lgbtq-references-in-video-games-have-been-on-the-rise-since-the-1980s-infographic/#24a425ee7a43
  29. Hester, B. (2016, August 26). New grant gives the LGBT Game Archive official backing. Kill Screen. Retrieved from https://killscreen.com/articles/grant-gives-lgbtq-archive-official-backing/
  30. Henry, J. (2016, August 18). LGBTQ Video Game Archive launched by Temple University professor. J Station X. Retrieved from http://jstationx.com/2016/08/18/lgbtq-video-game-archive-temple-university-professor/
  31. Wawro, A. (2016, August 17). University funds efforts to build an archive of LGBTQ content in games. Gamasutra. Retrieved from http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/279450/University_funds_efforts_to_build_an_archive_of_LGBTQ_content_in_games.php
  32. Hong, A. (2016, August 17). A Temple prof is archiving LGBTQ content in video games from the ‘80s to now. Technical.ly Philly. Retrieved from https://technical.ly/philly/2016/08/17/lgbtq-video-game-archive/
  33. Losh, E. (2016, August 15). Hiding inside the magic circle: Gamergate and the end of safe space. B2O. Retrieved from http://www.boundary2.org/2016/08/elizabeth-losh-hiding-inside-the-magic-circle-gamergate-and-the-end-of-safe-space/
  34. Kilden. (2016, June 24). Low queer-factor in computer games reported. Phys.org. Retrieved from https://phys.org/news/2016-06-queer-factor-games.html
  35. Black, S. (2016, May 11). LGBT Video Game Archive. Compilings. Retrieved from http://commpilings.asc.upenn.edu/2016/05/lgbtq-video-game-archive/
  36. Hurel, P.Y. (2016). Le jeu video amateur. [French] Jeux Vidéo. Retrieved from http://thema.ulg.ac.be/jeuxvideo/jeu-video-amateur/
  37. Blackmon, S., Karabinus, A., & Batti, B. (Producers). (2015, August 21). Games, identification, and culture: A Conversation with Adrienne Shaw. Not Your Mama’s Gamer [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.nymgamer.com/?p=10811
  38. Morello, V. (2015, June 30). Marking the course for the future of diversity in video games. The Link (Concordia University). Retrieved from https://thelinknewspaper.ca/article/marking-the-course-for-the-future-of-diversity-in-video-games
  39. Lowder, J.B. (2015, May 12). What was gay? Slate. Retrieved from http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2015/05/can_you_be_homosexual_without_being_gay_the_future_of_cruising_drag_and.html
  40. Gallot, C. (2015, May 1). Adrienne Shaw: A l’origine, l’informatique était un ‘travail de femmes.’ [French] Libération. Retrieved from http://next.liberation.fr/culture/2015/05/01/a-l-origine-l-informatique-etait-un-travail-de-femmes_1282257
  41. Straumscheim, C. (2015, April 28). Gaming beyond GamerGate. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/04/28/women-gaming-discuss-role-academics-understanding-gamergate
  42. Brown, LC. (2015, March 10). Episode #4: The Works of N.K. Jemisin. The Heroine’s Journey.I [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.hjcast.com/episode-4-the-works-of-n-k-jemisin/
  43. Hong, A. (2015, February 24). A need for diversity in video games. Temple News. Retrieved from http://temple-news.com/arts/temple-university-professor-dr-adrienne-shaw-need-for-diversity-in-video-games/
  44. Khan, I. (2015, February 4). Racial identification: The secret strength videogames forget they have. Paste Magazine. Retrieved from https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/02/racial-identification-the-secret-strength-videogam.html
  45. Ayoub, N. (2015, January 26). Weekly book list, January 30, 2015. Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from http://www.chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-January-30/151381/
  46. Tassinari, A. (2014, December 1). We interviewed the gamer culture expert Adrienne Shaw. Girls Can Game. Retrieved from http://girlscangame.com/2014/12/we-interviewed-the-gamer-culture-expert-adrienne-shaw/Media
  47. Rafael Ciscati, I.C.E. (2014, November 4). GamerGate e a queera contra mulheres nos videogames [Portuguese]. Epoca. Retrieved from http://epoca.globo.com/vida/noticia/2014/11/bgamergateb-e-guerra-contra-mulheres-nos-videogames.html
  48. Sankin, A. (2014, October 17) Why the trolls are winning #Gamergate. The Daily Dot. Retrieved from http://www.dailydot.com/via/trolls-winning-gamergate-anita-sarkeesian/
  49. Golding, D. (2014, August 28) The End of Gamers. Dan Golding Tumblr. Retrieved from http://dangolding.tumblr.com/post/95985875943/the-end-of-gamers
  50. Yoga of Recovery. (2014, August 25). ‘What is this technology?’ ‘How is it asking me to behave?’ and ‘How is it changing me?’ The Yoga of Recovery. Retrieved from http://yogaofrecovery.com/2014/08/what-is-this-technology-how-is-it-asking-me-to-behave-and-how-is-it-changing-me/
  51. Crecente, B. (2014, July 28). HBO documentary examines addiction, ethics of game design in shadow of child’s death. Polygon. Retrieved from http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/28/5930685/love-child-interview-ethics-game-design
  52. Lyons, M. (2014, May 10). Gay games, gay problem. DailyXtra. Retrieved from http://www.dailyxtra.com/blogs-and-columns/daily-briefs/gay-games-gay-problem-84426
  53. Arana, G. (2014, May 8). Nintendo’s anti-gay cop-out: Why its demented same-sex ban is no game. Salon. Retrieved from http://www.salon.com/2014/05/08/nintendos_anti_gay_cop_out_why_its_demented_same_sex_ban_is_no_game/
  54. Cronin, J. (2014, May 5). Class analyzes how LGBT community is portrayed in the media. SMC News. Retrieved from https://smc.temple.edu/news/2014/05/class-analyzes-how-lgbt-community-portrayed-media
  55. Albrecht, M. (2014, April 25). Different Games Conference is the diversity lounge without the rest of pax. Kill Screen. Retrieved from https://killscreen.com/articles/different-games-conference-diversity-lounge-without-rest-pax/
  56. Harper, T. (2014, April 11). This weekend, the Different Games Conference comes to NYC—and UStream. Paste Magazine. Retrieved from https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2014/04/this-weekend-the-different-games-conference-comes.html
  57. Keogh, B. (2013, October 10). On the dominant discourse of ‘gamer.’ Ungaming. Retrieved from http://ungaming.tumblr.com/post/69639708331/on-the-dominant-discourse-of-gamer
  58. trivialknot. (2013, August 27). Conference report: Queerness in gaming. Skeptics Play. Retrieved from http://skepticsplay.blogspot.com/2013/10/conference-report-queerness-in-gaming.html
  59. Harvey, A. (2013, May 7). Different Games: A report and a challenge for the future. Widget. Retrieved from http://widgetau.org/different-games-a-report-and-a-challenge-for-the-future/
  60. Sarkar, S. (2013, April 30). Tackling video games’ diversity and inclusivity problems at the Different Games conference. Polygon. Retrieved from http://www.polygon.com/2013/4/30/4281054/different-games-conference-diversity-inclusivity-online-harassment-empathy
  61. Gackenbach, J. (Producer). (2012, Novmeber 19). What is gamer identity or gamer culture? Video Games: Brain Gain or Drain? [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2012/11/19/video-games-brain-gain-or-drain-what-is-a-gamer-identity-or-gamer-culture/
  62. Raghav, K. (Producer). (2010, December 4). Lounge podcast [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/43JDgJH2JYbPWn7BpEUzdL/Lounge-podcast–Sexist-video-games-and-a-bloody-movie.html
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