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The dark side of game play : controversial issues in playful environments

Author: Torill Elvira Mortensen; Jonas Linderoth; Ashley M L Brown
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2015.
Series: Routledge advances in game studies, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Torill Elvira Mortensen; Jonas Linderoth; Ashley M L Brown
ISBN: 9781138827288 1138827282 9781138548671 1138548677
OCLC Number: 898926339
Description: vi, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Dark play : the aesthetics of controversial playfulness / Torill Elvira Mortensen and Jonas Linderoth --
Analyzing game controversies : a historical approach to moral panics --
And digital games / Faltin Karlsen --
Of heroes and henchmen : the conventions of killing generic --
Expendables in digital games / René Glas --
Don't forget to die : a software update is available for the death drive / Emily Flynn-Jones --
Killing digital children : design, discourse and player agency / Björn Sjöblom --
Little evils : subversive uses of children's games / Frans Mäyrä --
Darkly playing others / Miguel Sicart --
Three defences for the fourteen-inch barbed penis : darkly playing with morals, ethics and sexual violence / Ashley ML Brown --
Exploring the limits of play : a case study of representations of nazism in games / Adam Chapman and Jonas Linderoth --
Keeping the balance : morals at the dark side / Torill Elvira Mortensen --
Fabricated innocence : on how people can be lured into feel bad --
Games / Staffan Björk --
Massively multiplayer dark play : treacherous play in EVE online / Marcus Carter --
Dark play in dishonored / Kristine Jørgensen --
Sonic descents : musical dark play in survival and psychological --
Horror / Isabella van Elferen --
Boosting, glitching and modding call of duty : assertive dark play --
Manifestations, communities, pleasures and organic resilience / Alan Meades.
Series Title: Routledge advances in game studies, 4.
Responsibility: edited by Torill Elvira Mortensen, Jonas Linderoth, and Ashley ML Brown.

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