Is mentioning game titles allowed in personal statements

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erishkigal
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I have a few games that I want to include writing my PS but I don't know if it's allowed. Or do I just generalise the type of game it was...
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Why would you mention games in a ps?
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(Original post by hungrysalamander)
Why would you mention games in a ps?
Because it's what got me into the subject.... lol I have nothing else that influenced me
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I mean yes it's allowed in the same way you could discuss book, film, and other media titles. What course are you applying to and what game is it? If it's e.g. law and Ace Attorney then absolutely don't bring that up because it's really so tangential...

The question is whether it's actually relevant - as above something vaguely related isn't worth mentioning. If you're applying to a games related course (e.g. games development) then I imagine it's very relevant to discuss certain games from a critical perspective. Likewise for literary analysis based courses (e.g. English lit/fiilm/media studies) it may be relevant to discuss games as a form of narrative media that can be analysed.

Note that you don't need to explain the genesis of wanting to study a particular subject in your PS, you can just discuss what you are currently doing in relation to that subject to explore your interests in it. You need to show your interest in the subject, not tell them how you became interested in it.
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To add to the above, you could focus on the WHY NOW instead
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I think you should focus on things that add value. If games add value, yes. If it is irrelevant, then don't.
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