The Chronicles of Riddick

  • William Sims Bainbridge
Part of the Springer Series in Immersive Environments book series (SSIE)


On April 1, 2009, I received a phone message on my office voicemail: “This is Vin Diesel. GameStop will have The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena in stores by tomorrow afternoon. So stop into your local GameStop and pick up your copy – or else!” This was no April Fool joke, but a robot alert recorded by the actor, Vin Diesel, and sent to me because I had pre-ordered the game. Actually, there were two games on the DVD, the other being Escape from Butcher Bay, and I finished them both on May 9, taking 1,200 screenshots and many notes about ethnographically interesting observations. I did so playing the role of Riddick himself, because the series does not allow players to express their individuality by creating their own avatars.


Science Fiction Social Disorganization Electronic Game Islamic Society Criminal Justice Program 
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  • William Sims Bainbridge
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  1. 1.VirginiaUSA

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