Refereed article in compilation book (A3)

A Place for a Nintendo? Discourse on locale and players’ topobiographical identity in the late 1980s and the early 1990s

List of AuthorsSuominen Jaakko, Sivula Anna


Publication year2021

Book title *Game history and the Local

Title of seriesPalgrave Games in Context

Start page79

End page100

Number of pages21





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By using digital oral historical sources, Suominen and Sivula study the domestication of Nintendo console gaming in Finland in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. They analyze how the gaming memories are recollected and attached to particular places. According to Suominen and Sivula, the gaming identity is built around homes but on the other hand, the domestic gaming is extended in public and mobile environments. 

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