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ISBN 13: 1476600414
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Read and Download Matthew Wysocki book Ctrl-Alt-Play in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCtrl-Alt-Play. This book was released on 2013-02-07 with total page 228 pages. Book excerpt: The word “control” has many implications for video games. On a basic level, without player control, there is no experience. Much of the video game industry focuses on questions of control and ways to improve play to make the gamer feel more connected to the virtual world. The sixteen essays in this collection offer critical examinations of the issue of control in video games, including different ways to theorize and define control within video gaming and how control impacts game design and game play. Close readings of specific games—including Grand Theft Auto IV, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Dragon Age: Origins—consider how each locates elements of control in their structures. As video games increasingly become a major force in the media landscape, this important contribution to the field of game studies provides a valuable framework for understanding their growing impact.

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ISBN 13: 1387230069
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ISBN 13: 0199753466
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ISBN 13: 1538735415
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ISBN 13: 1317385063
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ISBN 13: 147980214X
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ISBN 13: 1405178558
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Read and Download Alan McKee book Beautiful Things in Popular Culture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBeautiful Things in Popular Culture. This book was released on 2008-04-15 with total page 248 pages. Book excerpt: This is an innovative book that addresses the question of how consumers make decisions about what is good and what is bad in popular culture. An entertaining and informative guide to the range of aesthetic criteria that goes into judging mass culture's most celebrated texts and objects - from Batman to motor bikes, and pop stars to internet pornography Brings together a series of accessible and engaging essays written by connoisseurs of various areas of popular culture Tackles the core question of how consumers make decisions about what is good popular culture and what is bad popular culture Offers an entertaining and educative read for academic readers as well as purveyors of culture; moving beyond a 'greatest hits' list of popular culture to debate broader issues.

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ISBN 13: 026203865X
Total Pages : 328 pages
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ISBN 13: 0262037637
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Read and Download Brendan Keogh book A Play of Bodies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Play of Bodies. This book was released on 2018-04-06 with total page 248 pages. Book excerpt: An investigation of the embodied engagement between the playing body and the videogame: how player and game incorporate each other. Our bodies engage with videogames in complex and fascinating ways. Through an entanglement of eyes-on-screens, ears-at-speakers, and muscles-against-interfaces, we experience games with our senses. But, as Brendan Keogh argues in A Play of Bodies, this corporal engagement goes both ways; as we touch the videogame, it touches back, augmenting the very senses with which we perceive. Keogh investigates this merging of actual and virtual bodies and worlds, asking how our embodied sense of perception constitutes, and becomes constituted by, the phenomenon of videogame play. In short, how do we perceive videogames? Keogh works toward formulating a phenomenology of videogame experience, focusing on what happens in the embodied engagement between the playing body and the videogame, and anchoring his analysis in an eclectic series of games that range from mainstream to niche titles. Considering smartphone videogames, he proposes a notion of co-attentiveness to understand how players can feel present in a virtual world without forgetting that they are touching a screen in the actual world. He discusses the somatic basis of videogame play, whether games involve vigorous physical movement or quietly sitting on a couch with a controller; the sometimes overlooked visual and audible pleasures of videogame experience; and modes of temporality represented by character death, failure, and repetition. Finally, he considers two metaphorical characters: the “hacker,” representing the hegemonic, masculine gamers concerned with control and configuration; and the “cyborg,” less concerned with control than with embodiment and incorporation.

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ISBN 13: 1844037150
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Read and Download Tony Mott book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book T1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die. This book was released on 2011-12-05 with total page 960 pages. Book excerpt: In fewer than fifty years videogames have become one of the most popular forms of entertainment, but which are the best games, the ones you must play? This action packed book presents the best videogames from around the world - from 80's classic Donkey Kong to Doom, Frogger and Final Fantasy. Covering everything from old favourites to those breaking new ground, these are the games that should not be missed. Video game expert Tony Mott presents 1001 of the best video games from around the world and on all formats, from primitive pioneering consoles like Atari's VCS to modern-day home entertainment platforms such as Sony's PlayStation 3. 1001 VIDEO GAMES defines arcade experiences that first turned video gaming into a worldwide phenomenon such as Space Invaders, Asteroids, and Pac-Man - games that made the likes of Atari, Sinclair and Commadore household names. It also includes the games that have taken the console era by storm from Nintendo Wii to Sony Playstation and beyond - games of the modern era that have become cultural reference points in their own right including multi-million selling series such as Halo, Grand Theft Auto and Resident Evil. For aficionados this is a keepsake - charting the highlights of the past fifty years giving them key information for games they must play. For those just discovering the appeal of gaming this extensive volume will provide everything they need to ensure they don't miss out on the games that revolutionized this overwhelmingly popular medium.

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ISBN 13: 131757446X
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Read and Download Torill Elvira Mortensen book The Dark Side of Game Play in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Dark Side of Game Play. This book was released on 2015-06-05 with total page 280 pages. Book excerpt: Games allow players to experiment and play with subject positions, values and moral choice. In game worlds players can take on the role of antagonists; they allow us to play with behaviour that would be offensive, illegal or immoral if it happened outside of the game sphere. While contemporary games have always handled certain problematic topics, such as war, disasters, human decay, post-apocalyptic futures, cruelty and betrayal, lately even the most playful of genres are introducing situations in which players are presented with difficult ethical and moral dilemmas. This volume is an investigation of "dark play" in video games, or game play with controversial themes as well as controversial play behaviour. It covers such questions as: Why do some games stir up political controversies? How do games invite, or even push players towards dark play through their design? Where are the boundaries for what can be presented in a games? Are these boundaries different from other media such as film and books, and if so why? What is the allure of dark play and why do players engage in these practices?

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ISBN 13: 1476679339
Total Pages : 260 pages
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Read and Download Patrick Hickey, Jr. book The Minds Behind Sports Games in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Minds Behind Sports Games. This book was released on 2020-08-27 with total page 260 pages. Book excerpt: Featuring interviews with the creators of 35 popular video games--including John Madden Football, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3, WCW/nWo Revenge, and RBI Baseball--this book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the most influential and iconic (and sometimes forgotten) sports video games of all time. Recounting endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of working with mega-publishers and the uncertainties of public reception, the interviewees reveal the creative processes that produced some of gaming's classic titles.

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Read and Download Antony J Stowers book Plays: Four in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPlays: Four. This book was released on 2020-01-10 with total page 186 pages. Book excerpt: Volume 4 of 5 features 'The Dishwasher' 2005, 'Confessions of a rock 'n' roll star' 2007, 'Gauguin's Ghost Story' 2009, 'Tommy Greaves' 2014 and 'Unspoken'2019.