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World of Warcraft and philosophy

Author: Luke Cuddy; John Nordlinger
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, ©2009.
Series: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 45.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Recognized by the "Guinness Book of World Records" as the most popular MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) in videogame history, "World of Warcraft" is everywhere -- from episodes of "South Park" and "The Simpsons, " to online series.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luke Cuddy; John Nordlinger
ISBN: 9780812696738 0812696735
OCLC Number: 318422306
Description: viii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: You can kill your friends but you can't save Gnomeregan / Monica Evans --
Render unto Caesar / Kevin H. Haw --
Finding Adam Smith in Azeroth / Eli Kosminsky --
A meaningless world ... of Warcraft / Luke Cuddy --
A mage in motion / Juan Ferret --
Azeroth versus the experience machine / Mark Silcox and Jon Cogburn --
Boredom, power, and self-actualization in Azeroth / Paul Brown --
World of Warcraft as collector's paradise / Dario Compagno and Patrick Coppock --
A flourishing reolt / Miguel Sicart --
Ninja ethics and the virtual theft of virtual goods / Phil Serchuk --
Remaking Azeroth / Sean C. Duncan --
Utopian fantasy and the politics of difference / Debra Jackson --
Role playing in World of Warcraft as cathartic social performance / Pauline Chan, Audrey Whitman, and Allan Baumer --
He's the kind of girl who wants matching daggers / Phill Alexander --
In-game identities and meatspace mistakes / Tim Christopher --
The Machiavellian guild leader / Moses Wolfenstein --
There is no war in Warcraft / Ben Medler --
Game developers, gods, and surveillance / Christian Hoffstadt and Michael Nagenbog --
Bits of ogres, bytes of orcs / Kylie Prymus --
Future pasts of magic and deceit / Leon Spencer and Anna Janssen --
Can I have unlimited power in World of Warcraft? / Nicholas Michaud.
Series Title: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 45.
Responsibility: edited by Luke Cuddy and John Nordlinger.


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