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"Free-to-Play: Mobile Video Games, Bias, and Norms" by Dr. Christopher Paul

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Dr. Christopher Paul talks about his book, examining free-to-play and mobile games that traces what is valued and what is marginalized.

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Join author Christopher Paul for a discussion about his latest book, "Free-to-Play: Mobile Video Games, Bias, and Norms," an examination of free-to-play and mobile games that traces what is valued and what is marginalized in discussions of games.

Purchase the book at Elliott Bay Book Company.

Free-to-play and mobile video games are an important and growing part of the video game industry, and yet they are often disparaged by journalists, designers, and players and pronounced inferior to to games with more traditional payment models.

In this book, Christopher Paul shows that underlying the criticism is a bias against these games that stems more from who is making and playing them than how they are monetized. Free-to-play and mobile games appeal to a different kind of player, many of whom are women and many of whom prefer different genres of games than multi-level action-oriented killing fests. It's not a coincidence that some of the few free-to-play games that have been praised by games journalists are League of Legends and World of Tanks.

The event is free. Please consider making a donation to the Talevich Scholarship Fund, which provides $1,000 to a Communication and Media student to offset the cost of working in a professional internship.

Registrants will begin to receive the Zoom link by email beginning approximately 48 hours prior to the event. Be sure you add the Eventbrite address, noreply@order.eventbrite.com, to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk folder for the email.

Presented by the Seattle U Communication and Media Department and College of Arts and Sciences and Elliott Bay Book Company.

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