BCM215: DA Pitch

As stated in my pitch, I often observe my boyfriend play video games and online games. In the variety of games he plays, I find there would be certain terminology used that I would often perceive as confusing and made it harder to understand the game. I wanted to take that confusion and turn it into curiosity, therefore leading me to my DA around understanding the terminology used in video games/ online games. 

In an article titled ‘Introduction: Conceptual games or the Language of Video Games’, Jagoda (2018) states how “video games have introduced a new language,” as each game involves different types of genres, skills, strategy, concepts etc. The terminology used, serves as a medium for players as it allows them to communicate with each other during games. 

This is just some very brief research I have started to collect in order to understand and transform my curiosity into knowledge. I’m interested in seeing how this develops as I engage more with games and gain different perspectives. 


Jagoda, P 2018, ‘Introduction: Conceptual Games, or the Language of Video Games’, Critical Inquiry, 45(1), pp.130-136.

3 thoughts on “BCM215: DA Pitch

  1. This is a really interesting concept, and I feel your project could be highly informative by the end of your research process. Not being a “gamer” either I am not very familiar at all with all of the different gamer jargon out there but am interested to see how well you go with picking it up. I was curious if you were planning on putting your new knowledge to the test at all towards the end of your project? By this I mean, I think a really fun way you could test out how much you’ve learnt about “gamer language” would be to play an online video game amongst avid players and see if your understanding of the “language” holds up amongst people that use that “language” regularly. This is just a suggestion that could be a fun way to incorporate some gameplay videos or visuals into your final blog post. I also wanted to recommend this book to you https://books.google.com.au/books?hl=en&lr=&id=dLAcBQAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=+gamer+language&ots=r-eF5eYa4n&sig=7q585xCkWFywZYgh-SvKg9xhqJw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=gamer%20language&f=false , it talks about the different layers of language in gaming, though I think from your blog post you are most interested in the gamer to gamer jargon layer, some of the other layers may interest you as well and further your research. Excited for your blog posts and good luck with the research!


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