It can be a scary time, but there’s plenty of reading to catch up on these days. Consider spending some time with the likes of Boccaccio, Defoe, Poe, or Camus wherever it is you’re hunkered down. The classics make good company if you’re lonely, and the virality in their pages is not the kind that gets you sick–though no doubt the pandemic is helping to spread word of them at present.
For those who’d prefer a more interactive visitation during the quarantine, we at the humble pages of Video Game Academia have a few suggestions.
- Starting March 31, we’re offering our first live discussion course, an Intro to Video Game Studies for all ages. Sign up on Outschool.
- It may not have quite the academic profile of Tetris, with its famous reading by Janet Murray and rebuttal by Markku Eskelinen, but Dr. Mario seems to have the more timely bedside manner.
- Of the many other games with a thematic relevance, from Parasite Eve, with its chilling opening sequence, to Plague Inc., recently banned in China, perhaps one of the best to turn to now would be That Dragon, Cancer.