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Game Criticism: Fun in Port Malaya? Philippine Representation in Ragnarok Online’s Philippine-Inspired Map

Game Criticism: Fun in Port Malaya? Philippine Representation in Ragnarok Online’s Philippine-Inspired Map

Hey everybody! I am pleased to announce my first published piece of game criticism. I am honored to be part of the game history zine “Memory Insufficient” edited by Zoya Street and co-edited by Krish Raghav.

In my essay “Fun in Port Malaya? Philippine Representation in Ragnarok Online’s Philippine-Inspired Map”, I talk about problematic aspects of said game map and why it’s important to take them into account. We’ll be examining the use of Philippine mythological creatures, religion, race, visual motifs, and even pop culture references like the Jejemon.

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