Professor Young explains how video games are growing up


On February 20, HAC professor Justin Young presented his talk titled “Fascism, Feminism, and Frames: The F Word in Video Game Narratives.”

A large number of students, faculty, and community members were in attendance. The video above is his complete talk with the question and answer discussion that followed. For a more detailed description of the talk, see below.

2017 was a watershed moment for video game narratives. From Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to Night in the Woods to Doki Doki Literature Club to NeiR: Automata, game narratives tackled tough subjects like existentialism, complicity in fascism, and objectification of women. Professor Justin Young will use media theory to examine how developers frame these subjects. WARNING: major plot spoilers.


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