I am a video game researcher, instructor, and, most important of all, a fan. My current research emphasizes games studies, particularly the intersections exploring the symbiotic relationship between gamers and designers. I study perceptions of agency and control in video games, the commodification of video game mods, and the roles video game genres play in discussions about gamer culture, gamer perceptions of control, philosophy, and marketability.
Also, I run a blog devoted to my back log of games that has been building up since 1996. I figure it is probably time to play them, so I might as well write about them as well!