Game Cultures: Computer Games as New Media

Open University Press (2006)
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This book introduces the critical concepts and debates that are shaping the emerging field of game studies. Exploring games in the context of cultural studies and media studies, it analyses computer games as the most popular contemporary form of new media production and consumption. The book: Argues for the centrality of play in redefining reading, consuming and creating culture Offers detailed research into the political economy of games to generate a model of new media production Examines the dynamics of power in relation to both the production and consumption of computer games This is key reading for students, academics and industry practitioners in the fields of cultural studies, new media, media studies and game studies, as well as human-computer interaction and cyberculture.
Keywords Computer games Social aspects  Play (Philosophy  Popular culture
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Call number GV1469.17.S63.D68 2006
ISBN(s) 0335213588   033521357X   9780335213573
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