Conference Proceedings

Those LED-Lit Water-Kooled Multi-Screen Streamline Battlestations

M Gibbs, M Carter, B Nansen

Selected Papers of #AoIR2017: The 18th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers | Association of Internet Researchers | Published : 2017


Battlestations are customized desktop computers, typically devoted to gaming. In this paper we present analysis of the all-time top 50 up-voted battlestations on the /r/battlestations subreddit. Through an examination of these highly commended battlestations and the community criteria defining a “good” battlestation we provide insights into the material culture of computer customization and its significance within an internet gaming sub-culture.