Academic article for Eludamos on serialization


It has been a long time coming, but I published an academic article for Eludamos. The article is part of a special issue on serialization and my contribution discusses the political economy of Triple-A (i.e. blockbuster) console games, as its title suggest: “Prolonging the Magic: The political economy of the 7th generation console game”.

Drawing on my PhD research I investigate the popular Call of Duty franchise. I argue that understanding contemporary console games inherently means investigating game technology as well as realizing that the Triple-A game is always also a cultural product and cannot therefore be fully understood without acknowledging and unpacking its commodity form.

Check out the entire special issue here! Serialization is such an imporant part of contemporary game culture and this special issue is, I hope, an important contribution to reignite the debate on serialization in all its forms.

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