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http://www.game-research.com/

Offers news and research information on the development and social impact of computer games, and the Games Research mailing list.

http://www.jesperjuul.dk/

A game about game theory by Jesper Juul.

http://www.nickyee.com/

Findings of a major study of EverQuest players including data on and discussions of demographics, statistics, psychology, charts, addiction, gender differences, gender bending, relationships, romance and guilds.

http://www.globaltimoto.com/

One man, on a motorcycle, around the world, in a quest for gameplay. A mission to explore and record culture through games.

http://www.gamesforhealth.org/

Sponsored by the Serious Games Initiative. Develops a community and best practices platform for the numerous games being built for health care applications.

http://www.dungeonsanddreamers.com/

Website for book of the same name. Includes sample chapter and individual pages for authors Brad King and John Borland.

http://finegamedesign.com/

http://www.cosignconference.org/

Computational Semiotics for Games and New Media: explores how semiotics can be used in creating and analysing games and new media.

http://www.igda.org/

A list of conferences and events of interest to game researchers and developers. Linked, annotated and chronologically ordered.

http://www.tii.se/

Applied research lab specifically looking at game form. Part of the Interactive Institute (Sweden).

http://www.mackenty.org/

Website of Bill MacKenty, technology teacher at a traditional public school using video games in the classroom. Provides strategies for using games in teaching, including notes on assessment, and supplies pedagogically specific reviews of video games.

http://gamestudies.org/

Peer-reviewed, scholarly journal on computer games. Articles focus on aesthetic, cultural and communicative aspects of computer games.

http://www.ludology.org/

Independent. Weblog, articles, games. Research on political games, simulations, ludology.

http://www.maryflanagan.com/

Digital media artist, author, educator, and designer.

http://www.wordwrap.de/

Germany. Weblog, articles, conference calls. Research on computer games and hypertext.

http://www.it-c.dk/

IT University of Copenhagen. Articles, activities, teaching.

http://www.ericzimmerman.com/

Game designer, artist, and academic at NYU exploring the theory and practice of game design. Essays, links, teaching.

http://nickm.com/

Theorist and author/developer specialising in interactive fiction, often in the crossover between game and literature. Games, fiction, publications and links.

http://www.cpandfriends.com/

Interactive media designer who has also written on games. Papers and descriptions of projects are available.

http://www.designersnotebook.com/

Game designer and theorist. Archive of columns published in Gamasutra, other articles, list of print publications, pages describing game philosophy.

http://www.klastrup.dk/

Researching the construction of story in virtual worlds. Background in hypertext theory. Weblog and publications.

http://shinyspinning.com/

Weblog, articles and projects centered around multiplayer games, women and technology, emergence in communities and games and serial and reconfigurable narrative.

http://www.jorisdormans.nl/

Website of Dutch independent game scholar Joris Dormans. His articles on games and related subjects can be found here.

http://www.juliandibbell.com/

Personal site contains articles and writing samples including research on MMORPG economies and "A Rape in Cyberspace."

http://www.deepfun.com/

Articles, links, and weblog chronicling personal search for games and toys, ideas and innovations, people and events that enhance our capacity for having fun.

http://www.jonassmith.dk/

PhD student at the IT University of Copenhagen. Personal weblog and CV.

http://www.laurientaylor.org/

Professional and academic articles, presentations, and links to other resources.

http://www.playability.de/

Graphic facilitation, graphic recording, visualizations, and sketchnotes.

http://popularculturegaming.com/

Weblog centering on an ethnographic approach to studying videogames and videogame players. Authored by Bryan-Mitchell Young.

http://www.coin-operated.com/

Weblog focusing on the theme of "Deconstructing Networks", video game studies, and network culture in general. Authored by Jonah Brucker-Cohen.