Videogames [NOOK Book]

Overview

James Newman's lucid and engaging 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 entertainment industry, with characters such as Lara Croft and Sonic the Hedgehog familiar even to those who've never been near a game console.
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Overview

James Newman's lucid and engaging 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 entertainment industry, with characters such as Lara Croft and Sonic the Hedgehog familiar even to those who've never been near a game console.
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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 Association
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136500411
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 362 KB

Meet the Author

James Newman is Professor of Digital Media and Director of the Media Futures Research Centre at Bath Spa University. He is the author of numerous books on videogames and gaming cultures including Playing with Videogames (2008) and Best Before: Videogames, Supersession and Obsolescence (2012). James is a co-founder of the UK’s National Videogame Archive which is a partnership with the National Media Museum. He sits on the board of the Computer Games special collection of the British Library’s UK Web Archive and is a member of the GameCity international videogames festival team.

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Table of Contents

List of tables
Series editor's preface
1 Why study videogames? 1
2 What is a videogames? Rules, puzzles and simulations: defining the object of study 9
3 Manufacturing fun: platforms, development, publishing and creativity 29
4 Videogame players: who plays, for how long and what it's doing to them 49
5 Videogame structure: levels, breaks and intermissions 71
6 Narrative and play, audiences and, players: approaches to the study of videogames 91
7 Videogames, space and cyberspace: exploration, navigation and mastery 107
8 Videogame players and characters: narrative functions and feeling cyborgs 127
9 Social gaming and the culture of videogame: competition and collaboration on and off screen 145
10 Future gaming: online/mobile/retro 163
Bibliography 171
Index 193
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