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The Culture of Digital Fighting Games : Performance and Practice.

Author: Todd Harper
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge studies in new media and cyberculture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the complex network of influences that collide in the culture of digital fighting games. Players from all over the world engage in competitive combat with one another, forming communities in both real and virtual spaces, attending tournaments and battling online via internet-connected home game consoles. But what is the logic behind their shared playstyle and culture? What are the threads that tie  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Harper, Todd.
Culture of Digital Fighting Games : Performance and Practice.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Harper
ISBN: 9781136747649 1136747648
OCLC Number: 865332093
Description: 1 online resource (172 pages).
Contents: Cover; Original Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 The Arcade Ideal; 3 Play Practice; 4 Playing Together, Online and Off; 5 Online Fighting Game Communities; 6 "Asian Hands" and Women's Invitationals; 7 Defining the Game and Defining the Self; References; Index.
Series Title: Routledge studies in new media and cyberculture.

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This book examines the complex network of influences that collide in the culture of digital fighting games. Players from all over the world engage in competitive combat with one another, forming communities in both real and virtual spaces, attending tournaments and battling online via internet-connected home game consoles. But what is the logic behind their shared playstyle and culture? What are the threads that tie them together, and how does this inform our understanding of competitive gaming, community, and identity?Informed by observations made at one of the biggest fighti.

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