I don’t have much information to add at the moment but I have outlined how my interviews are going to work. My main goal is to receive as much information as possible about how my interviewees have experienced games during their childhoods, hopefully each one of them will have different tastes which will allow me to receive as much information as possible from many different types of media. Whatever information I receive I will try to contextualise in my own project, hopefully mirroring many of the favorite things the people I interview enjoyed in the past but with a completely fresh spin.
I have also started looking for people locally and internationally. Bolin’s paper illustrates how different countries seem to have extremely different media experiences for both movies and music, I thought I might as well broaden my research scope by seeing if that is also true for games.
So far I’ve asked people from the Dundee Video Games Society, close friends in Dundee, close friends from Italy and on a few online communities.