Phones and Gaming

We hope you’ll join us on Friday, February 24th at 5pm in State Hall 326.  Our topic for the month is Phones and Gaming (Gaming on your phones, Games for your phones…).

Undergraduate Erin Asbel will be leading our discussion and gameplay.

We hope you can stop by!

As always, anyone from the Wayne State community with an interest in games and gaming scholarship is welcome to attend.

And if you are interested in leading a meeting, or if you have a game you want us to try, contact Dr. Chera Kee at


Welcome to a New Semester of Gaming!

Our January meeting will be Friday, Jan. 27th at 5pm in SH 326.  Our topic will be: “Gaming is Dangerous! Gaming Frees us all!…  Or, yeah, it’s probably something In-Between.” We’ll be discussing Toby Miller’s short 2006 piece, “Gaming for Beginners,” for those of you who want to read it, and we’ll be playing a variety of games, from Pong to QWOP.

So, we hope you’ll join us as we discuss the utopic and dystopic of studying video games.  All levels of gamers (and those interested in gaming culture) are welcome, from absolute beginners to the truly hard core.


Our December meeting will be on Friday, Dec. 9th at 5pm in State Hall 326. 

Ph.D. student Matt Linton will be presenting on Fighting Games.

Have a favorite fighting game you’d like us to try out during our discussion?  Bring it along–we have an Xbox 360 as well as a PlayStation 4 ready and waiting.

October: Virtual Reality

We hope you’ll be able to join us for our October meeting when Ph.D. student Nathaniel Bell will be leading a discussion on Virtual Reality and Gaming.  We’re looking forward to playing some games and talking about the pleasures and pitfalls of trying to replicate the real world in games.

When: Friday, October 14th

What Time: 5pm

Where: State Hall 326

Hope to see you there!

September Meeting

Join us at 5pm on Friday, September 23rd in State Hall 326 as we figure out when we’re going to meet, what we’re going to discuss, and what we feel like playing this semester.

If you can’t make the meeting, but would like to be on the mailing list, email Dr. Chera Kee at

August: Retro Summer comes to an End

We hope you’ll join us for our final installment of Retro Summer on Friday, August 19th at 5pm in State Hall 326.

For this meeting, it’s a Retro free-for-all.  Bring in your system and/or games; we’re playing whatever ends up in front of us.

We’ll also be making plans for the Fall semester–when we want to meet and the sorts of things we want to play and discuss.

Hope to see you there!