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I am a university researcher interested in games, play and philosophy. I design, analyse and write about games for fun and for a living.

You can find me from the University of Jyväskylä, The Finnish Society for Game Research and games co-operative Expa. I currently work for the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies.

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Laurie Penny is an incredible writer and you should read her story of the 2018 CoinsBank Blockchain Cruise.


Windows 10 warns me that my Windows online account is not secure, because I don't have one.


I just updated my phone to a new major Android version. That's 3 years after the phone was first released. Shout out to for keeping it going.


Apparently we're soon in a situation where it's Firefox and then all the rest.

I don't use Edge, but that is still bad news.


Apparently Tumblr decided that it's finally time to wither away like all the great social media before them.


Adrienne Shaw wrote a great guide on how to do peer review:


I just read a post about how are running on solar power to be more power efficient. I noticed that the system was almost out of power while reading the post and when I tried to go to the front page, it was offline. They weren't kidding!


"The ostensibly moral face-off between good and evil is a recent invention that evolved in concert with modern nationalism – and, ultimately, it gives voice to a political vision not an ethical one."


On my way to Bergen today for Nordic DiGRA. Looking forward to all the transgressive game studies (that's the theme this year).