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The meaning of video games : gaming and textual studies

The meaning of video games : gaming and textual studies

Author: Steven E Jones
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Early video game studies scholars were quick to point out that a game should never be reduced to merely its "story" or narrative content and they rightly insist on the importance of studying games as games. But here Steven E. Jones demonstrates that textual studies - which grows historically out of ancient questions of textual recension, multiple versions, production, reproduction, and reception - can fruitfully be  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven E Jones
ISBN: 9780415960557 041596055X 9780415960564 0415960568 9780203929926 0203929926
OCLC Number: 272566873
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.


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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