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The gamer (game research, formerly game metadata research) group explores new ideas and approaches for organizing and providing access to video games and interactive media, understanding user behavior related to video games, and using video games for informal learning. Annals of technology better research through video games this past march, the first fruits of their conversation in geneva appeared in eve online, a complex science-fiction game set in a galaxy composed of tens of thousands of stars and planets, and inhabited by half a million or so people from. This site is intended to serve as a hub for video game research projects being undertaken by at the university of glasgow if you're interested in finding out more about our introduction to video game studies course, you can read about it on the course catalogue or follow along on twitter using the.
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