Dark Souls has great social dynamics and interactions when playing online. The series alone is fantastic, but I always particularly loved playing online with summoned phantoms and being summoned into other peoples games. So I tried to explore just what about summoning makes them so fascinating!
You can find references for all the research we discussed below.
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If you liked the background music that was playing for most of this (up until the last song change), I actually made that myself. You can see a full version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFwJcTKfcC4
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- Willems, R. M., Benn, Y., Hagoort, P., Toni, I., & Varley, R. (2011). Communicating without a functioning language system: Implications for the role of language in mentalizing. Neuropsychologia, 49(11), 3130–3135.
- Willems, R. M., & Varley, R. (2010). Neural insights into the relation between language and communication. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4(October), 1–8.