The Meaning of Video Gameplay
A Case Study of Three Black African Immigrant Students in the U.S.
Reseaech on African immigrant students video gameplay is still in its infancy . Yet, the popularity of video games among college students in the United States suggest that African immigrant students may be video game players. This paper explores the video gameplay of three Black African immigrant students at an institution of higher education. This study draws on research on immigrants use of media and on video game literature to analyze the participants ‘experiences. This exploratory qualitative case study of three Black African immigrant students uses semi-structured interviews as the primary data collection technique. The findings show that gameplay was a means to adjust to the new environment, a way to preserve identity, and ensure cultural continuity.