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Video games around the world

Author: Mark J P Wolf
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Video games have become a global industry, and their history spans dozens of national industries where foreign imports compete with domestic productions, legitimate industry contends with piracy, and national identity faces the global marketplace. This volume describes video game history and culture across every continent, with essays covering areas as disparate and far-flung as Argentina and Thailand, Hungary and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark J P Wolf
ISBN: 9780262527163 0262527162
OCLC Number: 894032829
Language Note: In English with some Japanese.
Description: xiv, 697 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Toru Iwatani --
Introduction / Mark J.P. Wolf --
Africa / Wesley Kirinya --
Arab World / Radwan Kasmiya --
Argentina / Graciela Alicia Esnaola Horacek, Alejandro Iparraguirre, Guillermo Averbuj, and María Luján Oulton --
Australia / Thomas H. Apperley and Daniel Golding --
Austria / Konstantin Mitgutsch and Herbert Rosenstingl --
Brazil / Lynn Rosalina Gama Alves --
Canada / Dominic Arsenault and Louis-Martin Guay --
China / Anthony Y.H. Fung and Sara Xueting Liao --
Colombia / Luis Parra and Global Game Designers Guild (GGDG) --
Czech Republic / Patrik Vacek --
Finland / Frans Mäyrä --
France / Alexis Blanchet --
Germany / Andreas Lange and Michael Liebe --
Hong Kong / Benjamin Wai-ming Ng --
Hungary / Tamás Beregi --
India / Souvik Mukherjee --
Indonesia / Inaya Rakhmani and Hikmat Darmawan --
Iran / Ahmad Ahmadi --
Ireland / Deborah Mellamphy --
Italy / Enrico Gandolfi --
Japan / Jennifer deWinter --
Mexico / Humberto Cervera and Jacinto Quesnel --
The Netherlands / Christel van Grinsven and Joost Raessens --
New Zealand / Melanie Swalwell --
Peru / Arturo Nakasone --
Poland / P. Konrad Budziszewski --
Portugal / Nelson Zagalo --
Russia / Alexander Fedorov --
Scandinavia / Lars Konzack --
Singapore / Peichi Chung --
South Korea / Peichi Chung --
Spain / Manuel Garin and Víctor Manuel Martínez --
Switzerland / Matthieu Pellet and David Javet --
Thailand / Songsri Soranastaporn --
Turkey / Cetin Tuker, Erdal Yılmaz, and Kursat Cagiltay --
United Kingdom / Tristan Donovan --
United States of America / Mark J.P. Wolf --
Uruguay / Gonzalo Frasca --
Venezuela / Thomas H. Apperley.
Responsibility: edited by Mark J.P. Wolf ; foreword by Toru Iwatani.

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Thirty-nine essays explore the vast diversity of video game history and culture across all the world's continents.  Read more...

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