Michael Fuchs is a postdoc in the Fiction Meets Science project at the University of Oldenburg in Germany. He has co-edited six essay collections, including Intermedia Games—Games Inter Media: Video Games and Intermediality (2019), and (co-)authored more than fifty journal articles and book chapters. For further details on his past and ongoing research, check out his website.

Book Review: Gamer Nation: Video Games and American Culture by John Wills

As Sascha Pöhlmann stresses in his introduction to USSO’s series on Video Games and American Studies, American studies has been slow to embrace video games as a topic of critical engagement. Enter University of Kent’s John Wills and his book Gamer Nation: Video Games & American Culture, which seeks to demonstrate ‘how games have simulated and begun to reframe the American experience’ (14). Continue reading