prison

At Play in the Carceral State

Here Are All the Video Games Detainees Can Play in Gitmo

Lots of soccer and Harry Potter but no Call of Duty.
Matthew Gault
9.7.17
At Play in the Carceral State

Here's More of the Best Writing on Games and Prison

Critical Distance looks at some of the best writing on games and incarceration.
Critical Distance
8.3.17
At Play in the Carceral State

This Zine Collects Letters Sent to EGM Magazine By Inmates

'Letters from Incarcerated Gamers' is a time capsule that explores the desire for freedom and the power dynamics of prison.
Austin Walker
7.28.17
Postscript

Games Can Portray Limitless Worlds. Why Not One Without Prisons?

Games can be a key tool in reshaping our thoughts about crime and punishment.
Cameron Kunzelman
7.28.17
At Play in the Carceral State

Inside the Bureaucratic Nightmare That Is Reporting on Gitmo

How long wait times and lack of precedent impede efforts to study the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.
Muira McCammon
7.28.17
At Play in the Carceral State

In 'Injustice 2,' Even Our Heroes Are Authoritarian Assholes

A battle between Superman and Batman showcases the limit of the superhero allegory.
Yussef Cole
7.27.17
At Play in the Carceral State

The Culture of Games at Gitmo Goes Beyond Prisoners and Guards

Under the Trump presidency, future of games at Gitmo is yet to be determined.
Muira McCammon
7.26.17
free play

This Absurdist Courtroom Sim Takes Justice Out of the System

'Murder Dog IV: The Trial of Murder Dog' revels in the arbitrariness of justice.
Cameron Kunzelman
7.26.17
prison

'Prison Architect' Has No Room for Political Action

'Prison Architect' models building well, but it fails to strike at a system that routinely abuses prisoners' rights.
Yussef Cole
7.26.17
At Play in the Carceral State

The Benefits of Gaming Behind Bars

"When boredom kicks in, that's when people get edgy," said one prisoner, "but when there's a FIFA tournament going on, it brings people together."
Mike Diver
7.25.17
At Play in the Carceral State

At Play in the Carceral State: A Letter from the Editor

All week, Waypoint will be diving into stories about how gaming intersects with prison and prison culture. Here's why.
Austin Walker
7.24.17
open thread

What Is Something You Love to Watch or Play, Even When it’s Difficult?

It doesn’t always succeed, but I love the way 'Orange is the New Black' continues to push at the boundaries of comedy and TV.
Danielle Riendeau
6.20.17
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