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Videogames

Author: James Newman
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Routledge introductions to media and communications.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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James Newman's introduction guides the reader through the world of videogaming, providing a history of the videogame, from its origins in the computer lab to its contemporary status as a global  Read more...

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Genre/Form: 0 Gesamtdarstellung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Newman
ISBN: 0415281911 9780415281911 041528192X 9780415281928
OCLC Number: 249296910
Description: x, 198 Seiten
Contents: 1. Why Study Videogames? 2. What is a Videogame? Rules, Puzzles and Simulations: Defining the Object of Study 3. Manufacturing Fun: Platforms, Development, Publishing and Creativity 4. Videogame Players: Who Plays, for How Long and What it's Doing to Them 5. Videogame Structure: Levels, Breaks and Intermissions 6. Narrative and Play, Audiences and Players: Approaches to the Study of Videogames 7. Videogames, Space and Cyberspace: Exploration, Navigation and Mastery 8. Videogames Players and Characters: Narrative Functions and Feeling Cyborgs 9. Social Gaming and the Culture of Videogames: Competition and Collaboration On and Off Screen 10. Future Gaming: Online/Mobile/Retro Bibliography Index
Series Title: Routledge introductions to media and communications.
Responsibility: James Newman.

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'A wealth of well-written, scholarly but accessible perspectives on industry practice and commerical imperatives ... Newman can do this only because he is a serious games scholar.' - Media Educaiton Read more...

 
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