Twitch (Still) Plays Pokémon: When Spectators Become Archivists

Below you can find my presentation Twitch (Still) Plays Pokémon: When Spectators Become Archivists from the FanLIS 2021: Building Bridges symposium.

It was organised by the City University of London, and it took place on the 20th of May 2021.

The recording of the presentation, along with many other excellent presentations, can be found on this link.

Roaring Sky: How Fahkumram Could Change the Tekken Narrative

A while ago, I wrote about the importance of storytelling in fighting games. The case that I analysed extensively was Tekken 7.

Since then, more additional content for the game was released, including the original character Fahkumram. The Muay Thai fighter with the hard to pronounce name was revealed during the TWT Finals 2019 in Bangkok, and impressed many with his physique and appearance. But, who is he? Continue reading Roaring Sky: How Fahkumram Could Change the Tekken Narrative

Some Amsterdam Light Festival thoughts…

These days, and until the 20th of January, the Amsterdam Light Festival is taking place. During the festival, 30 light artworks are being displayed around Amsterdam, all related to this edition’s theme ‘The Medium is the Message’. Continue reading Some Amsterdam Light Festival thoughts…

How Important Are Stories in Fighting Games? The Case of Tekken 7

A version of the following article has been first published in Greek at IGN Greece.

OK, let me start by saying something: I LOVE fighting games. In fact, my first ever video game memory is a fighting game one: Ι, about 5 years old, playing the original Tekken and using Yoshimitsu against Wang. Continue reading How Important Are Stories in Fighting Games? The Case of Tekken 7

Mortal Kollab: Video Game Fans Shaping Their Favourite Franchises

The following is the video of my presentation ‘Mortal Kollab: Video Game Fans Shaping Their Favourite Franchises’, which took place at the Theorising The Popular 2017 conference in Liverpool, UK.