GAME, a three day event created by Macquarie University celebrating video games as a rapidly growing area of Academic Research, kicks off tonight — with a free public debate titled The Politics of Play. A host of top names are set to feature in the debate including Professor Terry Flew, Dr Jeff Brand and Dr Peter Chen.
It seems like a great mix of decision makers, influencers and experts and we're very keen to see what they have to say. The focus will be on classification and the various ways games have influenced politics and vice versa.
But tonight's debate is just the first in three days of what promises to be a great event. Tomorrow will see 'Theorycraft' get under way - a series of presentations including keynotes by Ian Bogost and Espen Aarseth.
For more information head to the GAME website.