Philological Studies

at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce

ISSN 2300-5459 e-ISSN 2450-0380



Author Tomasz Michaluk
Title The value and meaning of physicality in non-digital sport and video games. From Pistorius to the Witcher
Keywords physicality, disability, computer games, esport, the Witcher
Pages 343-352
Full text
Volume 33


Since the second half of the twentieth century, sport has reflected crucial changes in the cultural valuation and perception of human physicality. The axiological breakthrough that has begun in the sphere of sport is currently noticeable in the dynamically developing world of computer games, especially those with so called open worlds. The article subjects to a preliminary analysis two phenomena evidencing that: accepting in the sphere of Olympic sport disabled contestants (on the example of the runner O. Pistorius) and the ability to impersonate Geralt of Rivia, the main character in the game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.