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Horror video games : essays on the fusion of fear and play

Author: Bernad Perron
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this in-depth critical and theoretical analysis of the horror genre in video games, 14 essays explore the cultural underpinnings of horror's allure for gamers and the evolution of "survival" themes. The techniques and story effects of specific games such as Resident Evil, Call of Cthulhu, and Silent Hill are examined individually"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernad Perron
ISBN: 9780786441976 0786441976
OCLC Number: 929363025
Description: viii, 302 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: edited by Bernard Perron ; foreword by Clive Barker.

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"In this in-depth critical and theoretical analysis of the horror genre in video games, 14 essays explore the cultural underpinnings of horror's allure for gamers and the evolution of "survival" themes. The techniques and story effects of specific games such as Resident Evil, Call of Cthulhu, and Silent Hill are examined individually"--Provided by publisher.

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