Mark R.
Johnson


Postdoctoral games studies scholar studying the intersections of play and money – live streaming, Esports, daily fantasy sports (DFS) betting, loot boxes, gamification, gamblification – and their impacts on leisure, labour, and culture. Also designs and codes freeware games, and used to be a professional poker player.

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The Unpredictability of Gameplay.

A Deleuzean examination of unpredictability in game systems.

The History of Cyberspace Aesthetics in Video Games.

A Deleuzean examination of unpredictability in game systems.

The Lives and Careers of Professional Video Game Streamers on Twitch.tv

A Deleuzean examination of unpredictability in game systems.

Making Science Real: Neoliberalism, Real-Life and Esports in EVE Online

A Deleuzean examination of unpredictability in game systems.