New Issue of Press Start Journal out (Vol. 2, No. 2)

Press Start has just published its latest issue at We invite you to review the Table of Contents below and then visit our web site to review articles and items of interest.

Press Start Journal is an open access, peer-reviewed student journal that publishes the best undergraduate and postgraduate research, essays and dissertations from across the multidisciplinary subject of Game Studies. The Editorial Board and Reviewers are comprised of students and recent graduates.

If you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate student (or a recent graduate) with an academic interest in video games and would like to find out more about publishing your work in Press Start (or are interested in becoming a Reviewer or member of the Editorial Board), please take a look at the website (




Press Start

Vol 2, No 2 (2015)

Table of Contents




Nintendo Creators Purgatory: Why YouTubers should think twice before

registering for the Nintendo Creators Program (1-6)

Yvette Ann Walker




Authorship and Moral Rights in Video Games (7-19)

Julian Stein

Media Literacy: Using a Game to Prompt Self-Reflection on Political Truth

Biases (20-34)

Ralph Vacca

Insight: Exploring Hidden Roles in Collaborative Play (35-56)

Tricia Shi,           Bruno Tambasco

Playful Politics: Developing a Framework for Designing Video Games for

Political Participation in the United Kingdom (57-74)

Andrew James Reid

Activity Theory and Games-Based Learning as an Interdisciplinary Approach to

Literacy Across Curriculum for Excellence (75-98)

Hugh O’Donnell



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