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Author: Melanie Swalwell; Angela Ndalianis; Helen Stuckey
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
Series: Routledge advances in game studies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Swalwell, Melanie.
Fans and Videogames : Histories, Fandom, Archives.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie Swalwell; Angela Ndalianis; Helen Stuckey
ISBN: 9781317191902 1317191900
OCLC Number: 975225619
Description: 1 online resource (253 pages).
Contents: 1. Introduction [Melanie Swalwell, Helen Stuckey and Angela Ndalianis]Part I: Historicizing Game Fandom2. Early Games Production, Gamer Subjectivation and the Containment of the Ludic Imagination [Graeme Kirkpatrick]3. Transitioning to the Digital: Run5 magazine as archive and account of SSG's dialogue with wargamers in the 1980s [Helen Stuckey]4. Keeping the Spectrum alive: Platform fandom in a time of transition [Jaroslav Svelch]5. Pirates, Platforms, and Players: Theorizing post-consumer fan histories through the Sega Dreamcast [Skot Deeming and David Murphy]Part II: Fan Contributions to Game History6. EVE Online's War Correspondents: Player journalism as history [Nick Webber]7. NES Homebrew and the Margins of the Retrogaming Industry [John Vanderhoef]8. Museums of Failure: Fans as curators of `bad', unreleased, and `flopped' videogames [Victor Navarro-Remesal]9. Glitching, Codemining and Procedural Level Creation in Super Mario Bros. [James Newman] Part III: The Archive10. Repacking my Library [Jennifer deWinter and Carly Kocurek]11. Sega Saturn Fan Sites and the Vernacular Curation of Videogame History [Benjamin Nicoll]12. Unusable Archives: Everyday play and the Everyplay archives [James Manning]13. Moving on from the Original Experience: Philosophies of preservation and dis/play in game history [Melanie Swalwell]
Series Title: Routledge advances in game studies.


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