Cirucci, Angela M. “First Person Paparazzi: Why Social Media Should Be Studied More like Video Games.” Telematics & Informatics, vol. 30, no. 1, Feb. 2013, pp. 47–59. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1016/j.tele.2012.03.006.
Collier, Joel E., et al. “Exposure of Violent Video Games to Children and Public Policy Implications.” Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, vol. 27, no. 1, 2008, pp. 107–112. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/25651584.
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I use this source to inform on modern technological misuse of the youth. It provides me another theme to include in the game. For example preschoolers spending 2 1/2 hours per day watching tv. This article is very outdated though so it won't be much more than a reference. practically, I would take this fact (2 1/2 hours per day) and include its modern equivalent in the dialogue.
Russworm, TreaAndrea M. “A Call to Action for Video Game Studies in an Age of Reanimated White Supremacy.” Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television, no. 81, Spring 2018, pp. 73–76. EBSCOhost, doi:10.7560/VLT8106.
This source provided basis and precedence for the use of video games as an analysis of political affairs and events. The author is a professor who has lectured about games and gaming. I have included this item into my sources to back up my idea that games can be used as a lens to view modern life. I agree with the author in that video games often have a lot more to say than what is on the back of the jacket.
Austin, Michael L. “From Mixtapes to Multiplayers: Sharing Musical Taste through Video Games.” Soundtrack, vol. 8, no. 1/2, Oct. 2015, pp. 77–88. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1386/st.8.1-2.77_1.
This article informs of the gamification of modern music mixtapes, on apps like Spotify and other participatory culture. I would use it to craft relevant dialogue about gamification. For example; Player to NPC, "where can I find the tavern?" NPC " you can only enter our bar if you beat me in a coin toss" or something like that... Music is not very applicable to the creative project, but is very useful for seeing the evolution of sharing media.