When I think about the relationship between traditional media and gaming, it’s hard to find a better case study than the Mass Effect series. Mass Effect has been on my mind a lot recently, what with the recent release of Mass Effect 2 on PlayStation 3, as well as the fact that I just finished …

I like to think of myself as an equal opportunity skeptic. One of the most important lessons you learn as a graduate student is to look down on all research that isn’t actually yours, unless it supports whatever it is you are doing. In which case, that person is totally on the ball and should …

I like to consider myself pretty well versed on gaming culture, but leave it to network television to teach me more about myself than I’d ever know otherwise. For instance, check out this excerpt from Life which, from my extensive two-minutes of research on Wikipedia, was apparently a show on NBC in that nearly unheard …