Category Archives: Video games

The entomological diversity of Pokémon

Rebecca N. Kittel Museum Wiesbaden, Hessisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Natur, Wiesbaden, Germany. Email: rebecca.n.kittel (at) gmail (dot) com. Download PDF Pocket Monsters or as they are better known, Pokémon, are playable monsters which first appeared in the 1990’s as … Continue reading

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One squid to rule them all

Rodrigo B. Salvador Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Wellington, New Zealand. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF When it was released in 2014, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) proved to be the game … Continue reading

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Dogū: from prehistoric figurines to collectible pocket monsters

Rodrigo B. Salvador Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Wellington, New Zealand. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF As an avid consumer of Japanese video games during my early teens, particularly of the RPG sort, I could … Continue reading

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History’s first Easter egg

Rodrigo B. Salvador Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Any gamer worth of his/her salt is well acquainted with the term “Easter egg”. It designates any sort of secret message or … Continue reading

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Arthropod diversity in Pokémon

André W. Prado* & Thiago F. A. Almeida Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. *Email: awp03 (at) hotmail (dot) com Download PDF Like most regular children in the 2000’s, we were obsessed with Pokémon games and … Continue reading

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Medjed: from Ancient Egypt to Japanese Pop Culture

Rodrigo B. Salvador Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart. Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Not so long ago I have devoted a good deal of time and effort analyzing Egyptian mythology in the Shin Megami … Continue reading

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Use of Software Engineering techniques by independent game developers in Brazil

Bruno L. Carli Unicesumar, Curitiba, PR, Brazil. Email: brunolcarli (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF In this study, I investigated whether Brazilian independent (“indie”) game developers use methods and techniques derived from Software Engineering when developing their games. The hypotheses … Continue reading

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The ichthyological diversity of Pokémon

Augusto B. Mendes1, Felipe V. Guimarães2, Clara B. P. Eirado-Silva1 & Edson P. Silva1 1Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, RJ, Brazil. 2Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, São Gonçalo, RJ, Brazil. Emails: augustobarrosmendes (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) br; felipevieiragui … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian themes in Skylanders

Rodrigo B. Salvador Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart; Stuttgart, Germany. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; Tübingen, Germany. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF After seeing how Egyptian mythology is depicted in the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona series of videogames (see Salvador, … Continue reading

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The effect of trolls on Twitch Plays Pokémon

João V. Tomotani Universidade de São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil. Email: t.jvitor (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF In a previous paper, I presented a curious experiment of a fish playing Pokémon, made real and popular thanks to the wonders of … Continue reading

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