Playing with Videogames

Playing with Videogames

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by James Newman
     
 

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Playing with Videogames documents the richly productive, playful and social cultures of videogaming that support, surround and sustain this most important of digital media forms and yet which remain largely invisible within existing studies.

James Newman details the rich array of activities that surround game-playing, charting the vibrant and

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Playing with Videogames documents the richly productive, playful and social cultures of videogaming that support, surround and sustain this most important of digital media forms and yet which remain largely invisible within existing studies.

James Newman details the rich array of activities that surround game-playing, charting the vibrant and productive practices of the vast number of videogame players and the extensive 'shadow' economy of walkthroughs, FAQs, art, narratives, online discussion boards and fan games, as well as the cultures of cheating, copying and piracy that have emerged.



 Playing with Videogames offers the reader a comprehensive understanding of the meanings of videogames and videogaming within the contemporary media environment.

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"A solid resource for students of cultural and media studies." -CHOICE

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ISBN-13:
9781134173006
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/18/2008
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
0 MB

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