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More than a game : the computer game as fictional form

Author: Barry Atkins
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester Univ. Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. [Aufl.]View all editions and formats
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There is little doubt that computer and video games occupy a significant place in contemporary popular culture. Taking its cue from practices of reading texts in literary and cultural studies, this  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Atkins
ISBN: 0719063647 9780719063640 0719063655 9780719063657
OCLC Number: 255041801
Notes: Literaturverz. S. [160] - 165.
Description: 170 Seiten
Contents: 1. The computer game as fictional formi) The postmodern temptationii) Reading game-fictions2. Fantastically real: reading Tomb Raideri) Lara Crost: Action heroii) Tomb Raider as quest narrativeiii) Beating the system3. Gritty realism: reading Half-Lifei) Welcome to Black Mesaii) I am a camera4. Replaying history: reading Close Combati) History in real-timeii) Counterfactual gameplay5. Managing the real: reading SimCityi) The many worlds of SimCityii) SimCity limits6. More than a game?i) Realism is dead, long live realismii) The shape of things to come iii) The computer game as fictional form revisitedGlossary of specific game termsBibliography -- .
Responsibility: Barry Atkins.
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