Christoph Bareither What Do Players of Video Games Experience When Enacting Virtual Violence?
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The topic of virtual violence in video games has been highly contested in Germany and other countries, especially in the context of school shootings. In contrast to these public debates, CHRISTOPH BAREITHER is interested in investigating the emotional experiences players have while enacting virtual violence. As he explains in this video, he used an ethnographic approach known as participant observation – in this case playing over a thousand hours of video games – in combination with interviews and the study of magazine articles in order to establish the emotional practices of players. He found that these emotional experiences are indeed very heterogeneous and very complex. This finding offers a new insight that could contribute to future public and political debates on the topic.
LT Video Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10486
Gewalt im Computerspiel: Facetten eines Vergnügens
- Christoph Bareither
- Published in 2017