Playing with Videogames

Playing with Videogames

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by James Newman
     
 
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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415385237
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.31(d)

Meet the Author

James Newman is Senior Lecturer in Media Communications and Cultural Studies at Bath Spa University. He teaches, researches and writes about videogames and digital media. His books include Videogames (2004), Difficult Questions About Videogames (2004), Teaching Videogames (2006) and 100 Videogames (2007).

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Playing with Videogames 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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