Press Coverage and Interviews

Academic interviews

Ruberg, B. (2017). Creating an archive of LGBTQ video game content: An interview with Adrienne Shaw. Camera Obscura 32(2): 165-173

Gray, K.L. (2017, April 8). Where are we now?: An interview with Adrienne Shaw. Equity in Gaming.

Aronczyk, M. (2016). The replication of ideology: An interview with Adrienne Shaw and Marcus Boon. Journal of Games Criticism, 3,

Rowland, F. (2015, October 28). Gaming at the edge. Human Sciences. Retrieved from

Lennon, B. (2015, May). Gaming at the edge: An interview with Adrienne Shaw. Digital Culture and Media Initiative, Pennsylvania State University. Retrieved from


Popular press interviews and coverage

Jackson, G. (2018, July 23). A researcher is digging up largely forgotten queer video games. Kotaku. Retrieved from

Scriver, A. (2018, July 6). Why the unapologetic representation of LGBTQ love in Online games is worth celebrating. The Walrus. Retrieved from

Russell-Kraft, S. (2018, April 4). The Rise of Male Supremacist Groups. The New Republic. Retrieved from

Kerr, C. (2017, December 22). One of the first ever LGBTQ video games has been restored. Gamasutra. Retrived from

Pearson, J. (2017, December 20). You can now play the first LGBTQ computer game, for the first time. Motherboard. Retrieved from

Hester, B. (2017, October 5). ‘It Made Absolutely No Sense’: The story of BMX XXX. Vice. Retrieved from

Guaripetesolutions. (2017, June 6). Queer Game Studies- An Alternative lens for reading videogames. Guaripete. Retrieved from

Chiconuclear. (2017, June 1). Queer Game Studies, de Adrienne Shaw y Bonnie Ruberg (eds.) [Spanish] Retrieved from

Berardi, T. (2017, April 19). Coming out swinging: Fans and developers push to make blockbuster games more inclusive. South Florida Gay News. Retrieved from

Martin, J. (2017, April 4). In the vast world of gaming, a con for all (gay)mers. Observer. Retrieved from

Figueroa, J. (2017, March 19). League of Legends treads Overwatch path with LGBT heroes coming soon. Inquisitr. Retrieved from

Berardi, T. (2017, January 13). Lesbians, love, and killer zombies. South Florida Gay News. Retrieved from

Ashbeck, K. (2016, November 30). The relationships between player and avatar: An enlightening interview with Harrison Gish. Top Shelf Gaming. Retrieved from

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

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

Roche, B.E. (2016, September 16). SMC professor launches LGBTQ video game archive. Temple Update.

Savage, H. (2016, September 13). Documenting LGBTQ presence in video games. Temple News. Retrieved from

Baume, M. (2016, September 8). How trans players find support from the gaming community. Waypoint/VICE. Retrieved from

Agudo, S. (2016, August 30). La comunidad LGTBI y los videojuegos: ocio digital contra la homofobia. [Spanish] Malavida. Retrieved from

Anderton, K. (2016, August 29). LGBTQ references in video games have been on the rise since the 1980s. Forbes. Retrieved from

Hester, B. (2016, August 26). New grant gives the LGBT Game Archive official backing. Kill Screen. Retrieved from

Henry, J. (2016, August 18). LGBTQ Video Game Archive launched by Temple University professor. J Station X. Retrieved from

Wawro, A. (2016, August 17). University funds efforts to build an archive of LGBTQ content in games. Gamasutra. Retrieved from

Hong, A. (2016, August 17). A Temple prof is archiving LGBTQ content in video games from the ‘80s to now. Philly. Retrieved from

Losh, E. (2016, August 15). Hiding inside the magic circle: Gamergate and the end of safe space. B2O. Retrieved from

Kilden. (2016, June 24). Low queer-factor in computer games reported. Retrieved from

Black, S. (2016, May 11). LGBT Video Game Archive. Compilings. Retrieved from

Hurel, P.Y. (2016). Le jeu video amateur. [French] Jeux Vidéo. Retrieved from

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

Morello, V. (2015, June 30). Marking the course for the future of diversity in video games. The Link (Concordia University). Retrieved from

Lowder, J.B. (2015, May 12). What was gay? Slate. Retrieved from

Gallot, C. (2015, May 1). Adrienne Shaw: A l’origine, l’informatique était un ‘travail de femmes.’ [French] Libération. Retrieved from

Straumscheim, C. (2015, April 28). Gaming beyond GamerGate. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from

Brown, LC. (2015, March 10). Episode #4: The Works of N.K. Jemisin. The Heroine’s Journey.I [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

Hong, A. (2015, February 24). A need for diversity in video games. Temple News. Retrieved from

Khan, I. (2015, February 4). Racial identification: The secret strength videogames forget they have. Paste Magazine. Retrieved from

Ayoub, N. (2015, January 26). Weekly book list, January 30, 2015. Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from

Tassinari, A. (2014, December 1). We interviewed the gamer culture expert Adrienne Shaw. Girls Can Game. Retrieved from

Rafael Ciscati, I.C.E. (2014, November 4). GamerGate e a queera contra mulheres nos videogames [Portuguese]. Epoca. Retrieved from

Sankin, A. (2014, October 17) Why the trolls are winning #Gamergate. The Daily Dot. Retrieved from

Golding, D. (2014, August 28) The End of Gamers. Dan Golding Tumblr. Retrieved from

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

Crecente, B. (2014, July 28). HBO documentary examines addiction, ethics of game design in shadow of child’s death. Polygon. Retrieved from

Lyons, M. (2014, May 10). Gay games, gay problem. DailyXtra. Retrieved from

Arana, G. (2014, May 8). Nintendo’s anti-gay cop-out: Why its demented same-sex ban is no game. Salon. Retrieved from

Cronin, J. (2014, May 5). Class analyzes how LGBT community is portrayed in the media. SMC News. Retrieved from 

Albrecht, M. (2014, April 25). Different Games Conference is the diversity lounge without the rest of pax. Kill Screen. Retrieved from

Harper, T. (2014, April 11). This weekend, the Different Games Conference comes to NYC—and UStream. Paste Magazine. Retrieved from

Keogh, B. (2013, October 10). On the dominant discourse of ‘gamer.’ Ungaming. Retrieved from

trivialknot. (2013, August 27). Conference report: Queerness in gaming. Skeptics Play. Retrieved from

Harvey, A. (2013, May 7). Different Games: A report and a challenge for the future. Widget. Retrieved from

Sarkar, S. (2013, April 30). Tackling video games’ diversity and inclusivity problems at the Different Games conference. Polygon. Retrieved from

Gackenbach, J. (Producer). (2012, Novmeber 19). What is gamer identity or gamer culture? Video Games: Brain Gain or Drain? [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

Raghav, K. (Producer). (2010, December 4). Lounge podcast [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from–Sexist-video-games-and-a-bloody-movie.html