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The meaning of video games : gaming and textual strategies

Author: Steven E Jones
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author demonstrates that textual studies--which grows historically out of ancient questions of textual recension, multiple versions, production, reproduction, and reception--can be applied to the study of video games. Citing examples such as Myst and Lost, Katamari Damacy, Halo, Façade, Nintendo's Wii, and Will Wright's Spore, the book explores the ways in which textual studies concepts--authorial intention,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven E Jones
ISBN: 9780415960557 041596055X 9780415960564 0415960568 9780203929926 0203929926
OCLC Number: 173243803
Description: x, 198 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The game of Lost --
Collecting Katamari damacy --
The Halo universe --
The game behind Façade --
The Wii platform --
Anticipating Spore.
Responsibility: Steven E. Jones.
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Explores the ways in which textual studies concepts - authorial intention, the paratext, publishing history and the social text - can shed light on video games as more than formal systems. This book  Read more...

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"Steven E. Jones rolls his katamari through wonderful terrain, collecting insights about how video games relate to reality TV, otaku culture, British gift-book annuals, and our perspectives on outer Read more...

 
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