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2022

Apperley, Thomas H.

Overwatch to Oversnatch: The Mutually Reinforcing Gendered Power Relations of Pornography, Streaming, and Esports

In: Ruotsalainen, Maria; Törhönen, Maria; Karhulahti, Veli-Matti (Ed.): Modes of Esports Engagement in Overwatch, pp. 179-197, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022, ISBN: 978-3-030-82766-3.

Book chapter Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Gender, Misogyny, NSFW, Overwatch, Pornification, Sexuality

2021

Paasonen, Susanna; Karhulahti, Veli-Matti

Finnish Fuck Games: A Lost Historical Footnote

In: Navarro-Remesal, Víctor; Pérez-Latorre, Óliver (Ed.): Perspectives on the European Videogame, pp. 75-90, Amsterdam University Press, 2021, ISBN: 9789048550623.

Book chapter

Abstract | Links | Tags: Demoscene, DIY labour, Finland, Gameplay, Sexuality

Karhulahti, Veli-Matti; Giappone, Krista Bonello Rutter

Punchline Behind the Hotspot: Structures of Humor, Puzzle, and Sexuality in Adventure Games (with Leisure Suit Larry in Several Wrong Places)

In: Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 54, iss. 2, pp. 341-364, 2021, ISSN: 1540-5931.

Journal article Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Adventure games, Close reading, Humour, Leisure Suit Larry, Puzzles, Sexuality

2020

Karhulahti, Veli-Matti; Saarenmaa, Laura; Brown, Ashley M. L.

Sexuality and Play: Introduction

In: WiderScreen, vol. 22, iss. 1-2, 2020, ISSN: 1795-6161.

Journal article Open access

Links | Tags: Digitaaliset pelit, Digital games, Gender, Leikit, Pelit, Seksuaalisuus, Sexuality, Sukupuoli

2019

Karhulahti, Veli-Matti; Saarenmaa, Laura; Brown, Ashley M. L. (Ed.)

Special Issue: Sexuality and Play

WiderScreen, vol. 22, no. 1–2, 2019, ISSN: 1795-6161.

Special issue Open access

Links | Tags: Queer play, Sexual play, Sexuality

Sihvonen, Tanja; Stenros, Jaakko

On the Importance of Queer Romances - Role-play as Exploration and Performance of Sexuality

In: WiderScreen, vol. 22, iss. 1-2, 2019, ISSN: 1795-6161.

Journal article Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Analog game, Digital games, Queer, Role-play, Role-playing games, Romance, RPG, Sexuality

2018

Brown, Ashley M. L.; Stenros, Jaakko

Sexuality and the Erotic in Role-Play

In: Zagal, José P.; Deterding, Sebastian (Ed.): Role-Playing Game Studies: Transmedia Foundations, pp. 425–439, 2018, ISBN: 0815369204.

Book chapter

Abstract | Links | Tags: Role-playing games, Sexual play, Sexuality

Harviainen, J. Tuomas; Brown, Ashley M. L.; Suominen, Jaakko

Three Waves of Awkwardness: A Meta-Analysis of Sex in Game Studies

In: Games and Culture, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 605–623, 2018, ISSN: 15554139.

Journal article

Abstract | Links | Tags: Critical meta-analysis, Game studies, Methodology, Sexuality, Theory