The 18 Greatest Gaming Scholars of All Time – Online

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“While new technologies have made games an ever more prevalent and talked-about part of everyday life, the creation, development, and study of these forms of games, especially in learning, is really nothing new. Some of the best and brightest minds in engineering, education, sociology, and computer science have been analyzing how to build, improve, and understand games for several decades. Their research has helped to yield games that are more effective (not to mention fun) than ever and that reflect our changing relationship with technology. If you’re interested in delving into some of the scholarship that continues to shape gaming today, these gaming scholars’ work is an excellent place to start. Here are 18 gaming greats (in no particular order) whose research has been critical in building and understanding games.

Note: Due to popular demand, we’ve added Ian Bogost as No. 19 on this list. Sorry for the oversight!”

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