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The video game theory reader

Author: Mark J P Wolf; Bernard Perron
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2003.
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In the early days of Pong and Pac Man, video games appeared to be little more than an idle pastime. Today, video games make up a multi-billion dollar industry that rivals television and film. The Video game theory reader brings together exciting new work on the many ways video games are reshaping the face of entertainment and our relationship with technology. Drawing upon examples from widely popular games ranging  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark J P Wolf; Bernard Perron
ISBN: 0415965780 9780415965781 0415965799 9780415965798
OCLC Number: 51607217
Description: xxii, 343 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Theory by design / Walter Holland, Henry Jenkins, and Kurt Squire --
Abstraction in the video game / Mark J.P. Wolf --
Immersion, engagement, and presence : a method for analyzing 3-D video games / Alison McMahan --
Hyperidentities : postmodern identity patterns in massively multiplayer online role-playing games / Miroslaw Filiciak --
Playing at being : psychoanalysis and the avatar / Bob Rehak --
Stories for eye, ear, and muscles : video games, media, and embodied experiences / Torben Grodal --
As we become machines : corporealized pleasures in video games / Martti Lahti --
Hot dates and fairy-tale romances : studying sexuality in video games / Mia Consalvo --
Video games and configurative performances / Markku Eskelinen and Ragnhild Tronstad --
Simulation versus narrative : introduction to ludology / Gonzalo Frasca --
From gamers to players and gameplayers : the example of interactive movies / Bernard Perron --
Interactive storytelling / Chris Crawford --
Gametime : history, narrative, and temporality in Combat flight simulator 2 / Patrick Crogan --
Home video game systems : the first thirty years (1972-2001) / Mark J.P. Wolf, Bernard Perron, and David Winter.
Responsibility: edited by Mark J.P. Wolf and Bernard Perron.
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