Zero Squared #149: Video Games are Right Wing?

Apr 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Articles, Zero Squared

Alfie Bown is the author of The Playstation Dreamworld, a philosophy of games and politics and Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism. Along with being a theorist on video game culture, he has recently started writing for the Guardian. He recently wrote a review of Ready Player One entitled “Steven Spielberg’s film portrays video gamers at their worst” and before that he wrote a think piece for them entitled “How video games are fuelling the rise of the far right.” It’s this second piece that he’ll be discussing in this week’s episode.

Matthew McKeever’s thought experiment novella entitled Coming From Nothing is available for pre-order from Zero Books. Coming From Nothing is a tragi-comic love story concerned with notions of identity, such as Judith Butler's idea that sexual identity isn't determined by the body, and John Locke's that personal identity is a question of memory. ~ Josh Dever, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin has called McKeever’s book “ a literary beignet sweetened by a rich powdering of philosophical speculation.”

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4 Comments to “Zero Squared #149: Video Games are Right Wing?”

  1. Jeff says:

    I really enjoy your work and the conversations on your channel, but when you add all the sounds and weird music clips in the background it’s really jarring and unpleasant. Your conversations are interesting and engaging enough on their own, you don’t need to make them extra flashy, imo.

  2. Mark Cobb says:

    Interesting work, just bought one of Alfie’s books, but no mention of Minecraft?

  3. Gameicreate says:

    Interesting blog. I like all concept of a PlayStation game. All novella comic love story experiments are great. Also possible for making Zero Books’ digital content.

    We have also presented a unique concept of a game is How To Get A Girl. By playing this game you have to get ideas about love story & perform all romantic activities.

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