Publications and Presentations

Publications

Orlando, Alexandra. “Bard: The MOBA Player Caretaker”. 100 Greatest Video Game Characters. Rowman & Littlefield. 2017

Johnson Mark R and Alexandra Orlando. “An Insider Look Into the World of Competitive Bullet Hells”. Waypoint. March 2017. https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/an-insider-look-into-the-world-of-competitive-bullet-hells?utm_source=wptwitterus

Orlando, Alexandra. “Talking to aliens” The F-word.uk. December 2016. https://www.thefword.org.uk/2016/12/talking-to-aliens/

Orlando, Alexandra and Matthew Schwager. “The Cyborg Game: Narrative/Ludic Fusion in Deus Ex: Human Revolution“. The Play Versus Story Divide in Game Studies: Critical Essays. McFarland. 2016.

Orlando, Alexandra, Betsy Brey. “Press ‘A’ to Shoot: Pokemon Snap-Shots and Gamespace Ownership.” First Person Scholar. N.p., 15 Apr. 2015. Web. http://www.firstpersonscholar.com/press-a-to-shoot/

Orlando, Alexandra. “Hybrid Player-Characters: Ludonarrative Cohesion in BioShock: Infinite.” First Person Scholar. N.p., 14 Jan. 2015. Web. <http://www.firstpersonscholar.com/hybrid-player-characters/>.

Conference Presentations

28 Oct. 2016: “One Year as a Female Academic Streamer” Concordia University, Refig 2016.

3 June 2016:Pretty Boys and Muscle Shirts: The Group Dynamics of Professional Gaming Teams” University of Calgary, CGSA 2016.

2 June 2016. “High Level Competitive ‘Bullet Hell’ Play Demonstration and Discussion” University of Calgary, CGSA 2016.

4 June 2015: “The Cyborg Game: Narrative/Ludic Fusion in Deus Ex: Human Revolution” University of Ottawa, CGSA 2015.

3 April 2015: Alexandra Orlando and Betsy Brey. “Hail Helix!: Metanarrative in TwitchPlaysPokémon.” Mariott New Orleans, PCA/ACA 2015.

27 Sept 2014: “Bioshock: Infinite: A Case Study of Player/Player Character Interaction and Narrative Development in First-Person Shooters.” Minneapolis College of Art and Design, School Girls and Mobile Suits: Mechadamia.

24 Jan 2014: “Hooks, Needles and Whips: Japanese Male Sexuality in the Films of Miike Takeshi.” Wilfrid Laurier University, Tri-University Graduate Symposium.

28 Sept 2013: “Masculinity and Femininity in Japanese Street Fashion as Depicted in Kamikaze Girls.” Minneapolis College of Art and Design, School Girls and Mobile Suits: Mechadamia.

20 Jan 2013: “From Male to Female: Why Harry Mason Cannot Rescue His Daughter in Silent Hill.” Wilfrid Laurier University, Undergraduate Film Symposium.

20 Jan 2012: “Asia Extreme: Violence and Sexuality.” Wilfrid Laurier University, Undergraduate Film Symposium.

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