I’d Rather Sit and Play: Mobile Videogames at Home

  • Samuel Tobin


Chapter 5 focuses on the way in which PA commentators describe their use of the DS in domestic settings and the kind of negotiations of, for, and through space that this play entails. The chapter moves from room to room, showing how the DS player changes the stakes of different fixed spaces and at the same time responds to different spaces at home. DS play at home complicates the meaning of the mobility of the DS and other mobile devices. In turn, DS mobile play has the potential to disaggregate the home, breaking up rooms and overturning furniture, as well as assumptions about where and how people play videogames, be it on the couch, in bed, hidden under the table, on the toilet, or out and about.


architecture domestic method player space 


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© Samuel Tobin 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel Tobin
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  1. 1.Fitchburg State UniversityUSA

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