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Playing with videogames

By: Newman, James

0415385237 / 9780415385237
Paperback
794.8
26/06/2008
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England
24 cm ix, 207 p.
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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.

BIC:

JFC Cultural studies, JHBS Sociology: sport & leisure

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