“Back to the Bar”

March 30th, 2015

I’ll be at Rutgers again for Extending Play, session 1 talking about the history and present of video games in bars and taverns.


on cocktail cabinets

January 31st, 2015

At the great Analog Game Studies.




October 26th, 2014

The Fitchburg State University Speakers Series has resumed for the academic year. All the talks will be held from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. and refreshments will be served.

On Monday, Nov. 3, Samuel Tobin (Communications Media) will discuss “Homemade Titans and Chinese Space Marines” in Hammond Hall room 314.


March 22nd, 2014

SILENCE, SCREEN, AND SPECTACLE : Rethinking Social Memory in the Age of Information is now out.  Edited by  the excellent Lindsey A. Freeman, Benjamin Nienass, and Rachel Daniell this collection exmaines the inseections of media and memory. My chapter is “Arcade Mode: Remembering, Revisiting, and Replaying the American Video Arcade.” Check it out.

happy new year

December 31st, 2013

Now on deck for 14: debugging games, reconstruction: undead arcade, cocktail cabinets at SWPACA, Eavy Metal, Little Wars and the Kreig-Spiel-Raum

Books out

November 1st, 2013



still free till midnight of 11-1-13

Pop Noise

October 23rd, 2013


If you are in a big city you can track down the new magazine called Popular Noise and find a ‘rant’ by me.



new book on deck

September 18th, 2013

All material submitted, get ready for a publishing date for “Portable Play in Everyday Life: The Nintendo DS”

local GTA piece

September 18th, 2013


CV updated

August 27th, 2013

big news to come