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Release of the third minisode of the HERMES research team podcast series The new face of online games

July 16, 2021

The Research Team on Lifestyle and Multidisciplinary Research (HERMES) has released its third minisode of its podcast series title Gambling, gaming and pleasure, what are we talking about? 

In this third minisode, the researchers focus on the notion of pleasure to understand and explain the experience of pleasure in the context of gambling and free-to-play games.

  • What do we mean by pleasure when we talk about games?
  • What role does it play in getting gamers hooked?

With the minisodes, the HERMES team hopes to cover in more detail specific topics also addressed in the longer episodes. If you are not able to tune in or if you would like a different perspective on what you heard in the long episodes, the minisodes might just be what you need!

You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on the HERMES’s Simplecast website or find it on iTunes, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. 

About the podcast series The new face of online games 

Launched in November 2020, this podcast series discusses the emerging nature of hybrid games that lie at the boundaries of gambling and video gaming. The researchers from the Multidisciplinary Research Team on Lifestyle (HERMES) also address the impact of hybrid games on the behaviour of individuals and on communities.

About the research team HERMES

Established in 2012, the HERMES research partnership team is led by Dr. Sylvia Kairouz, full professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University. It gathers researchers and clinicians specialized in the field of addiction studies from six universities in Québec and Europe and clinicians from the health sector. The HERMES team aims to generate a body of scientific knowledge regarding the reality of digital gambling that is useful for both researchers and clinicians, and to supports prevention initiatives and treatment.

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