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Players unleashed! : modding the Sims and the culture of gaming

Author: Tanja Sihvonen
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2011.
Series: MediaMatters.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author of this informative study explores the question of what happens when players practice and negotiate computer code, various ideologies, and the game itself by modding (modifying a game) in the context of "The Sims", the bestselling computer game of all time. Sihvonen examines the technical and material specificities of "The Sims" mods, as well as their cultural context. Viewed as a manifestation of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tanja Sihvonen
ISBN: 9789089642011 9089642013
OCLC Number: 505749894
Language Note: En.
Description: 221 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Unleashing players --
Cultural and commercial appropriation --
Dynamics of modding --
Negotiating the code --
Extending the game.
Series Title: MediaMatters.
Responsibility: Tanja Sihvonen.

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A compelling examination of the practice and implications of modding as they apply to the best-selling computer game The Sims.  Read more...

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Players Unleashed is a thought provoking and well-argued reconstruction of the history of digital games and the role of player modifications to such artifacts. Focusing on the wide-ranging universe Read more...

 
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