Amy Brierley-Beare is a PhD researcher from the University of Adelaide. Her work looks at representations of optional romance in AAA RPGs. In her work, she analyses the patterns, trends and shifts the most popular role- playing games have gone through in exploring digital love. Her research interests include game studies, audience studies, emergent narrative and gendered play.
ArticlesIn Showtime’s Yellowjackets (2021-present), ‘magic’ (referred to by the characters as “It”) has an overwhelming presence. Supernatural visions, clairvoyance, and occult iconography are laden throughout each episode. However, the audience is often left uncertain if magic is, in fact, ‘real’ or conjured in the imagination of the show’s characters. Yellowjackets follows a...Read more