Study on Game Transfer Phenomena & Augmented Reality:

“A fire truck was coming down the street, and there was a Pokémon spawned [appeared] in the street. I thought… ‘I hope the fire truck doesn’t hit the Meowth [Pokémon]’. And then I realized what a strange thought that was.” My study on Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP) in Pokémon Go […]

New study suggests that minors are more prone to Game Transfer Phenomena

The first-ever study on Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP) in 2011 revealed that gamers at least temporarily, have seen or heard elements from video games, or have thought or done things in the real world as in the video games. The initial study was based on interviews, some with minors. For […]

Game Transfer Phenomena, Augmented Reality and Pokémon Go

It is easy to imagine how Augmented Reality technologies will transform, enhance or distort our everyday perceptions by superimposing vivid synthetic images on real world sceneries. Localization-based quasi-augmented reality games such as Ingress and more recently Pokémon Go, offer possibilities to get the first insights of Game Transfer Phenomena and […]

Book chapter on Game Transfer Phenomena: Beyond the Boundaries of the Game

The book Boundaries of Self and Reality Online: Implications of Digitally Constructed Realities edited by Jayne Gackenbach & Johnathan Bown, includes a chapter by me and Mark D. Griffiths. “Beyond the Boundaries of the Game: The Interplay Between In-Game Phenomena, Structural Characteristics of Video Games, and Game Transfer Phenomena”. This chapter is a first […]

Public conference: The intersection of hallucinations & media

Join us at the Hallucinema conference where we explore the intersection of hallucinations and media organized by Abou Farman, hosted at The New School, a university in New York City. “We live in hallucinatory times. The distinction between imagination and perception, on which understandings of reality are based, seem to be collapsing everywhere in […]

Game Transfer Phenomena in Washington Post’s “The screen age” series

Washington Post is running a series of stories on growing up in “The screen age”. In the most recent story “The next level” they go into the case of “Byrne”, his struggles with gaming addition and the impact on his family. Byrne has also experienced Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP). “After […]

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