General Note: (1) the only papers that I could find teaching anything about Games, were in the Computer science Department of the University of Otago and the Screen and Media Studies Department of Waikato University. However, the ubiquity of special topics and the difficulty or administrators in understanding the relevance of such a subject suggests to me that many deprtments may have games studies lurking within them under this aegis.
(2) I'm (still 2010) waiting to hear back from the University of Auckland about their research interests in the area.
Auckland University of Technology
The Screen and Media Studies Department has a third year B semester paper 'Game Studies'.