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Tomb Raiders and Space Invaders

Author : Geoff King
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
Category : Electronic books
ISBN : 0755695542
File Size : 14,8 Mb
Total Download : 923


Book Summary: This book focuses on key formal aspects of video games and the experiences and pleasures offered by the activities they require of the player. A wide range of games are considered, from first-person shooters to third-person action-adventures, strategy, sports-related and role-playing games. Lively and accessible in style, this book is written for both an academic readership and the wider audience of gamers and those interested in popular culture.

Space Invaders to Tomb Raiders

Author : Alex Perry
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : OCLC:796037515
File Size : 11,9 Mb
Total Download : 249


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On Video Games

Author : Soraya Murray
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2017-10-30
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781786722508
File Size : 31,8 Mb
Total Download : 157


Book Summary: Today over half of all American households own a dedicated game console and gaming industry profits trump those of the film industry worldwide. In this book, Soraya Murray moves past the technical discussions of games and offers a fresh and incisive look at their cultural dimensions. She critically explores blockbusters likeThe Last of Us, Metal Gear Solid, Spec Ops: The Line, Tomb Raider and Assassin's Creed to show how they are deeply entangled with American ideological positions and contemporary political, cultural and economic conflicts.As quintessential forms of visual material in the twenty-first century, mainstream games both mirror and spur larger societal fears, hopes and dreams, and even address complex struggles for recognition. This book examines both their elaborately constructed characters and densely layered worlds, whose social and environmental landscapes reflect ideas about gender, race, globalisation and urban life. In this emerging field of study, Murray provides novel theoretical approaches to discussing games and playable media as culture. Demonstrating that games are at the frontline of power relations, she reimagines how we see them - and more importantly how we understand them.

Affect and Embodied Meaning in Animation

Author : Sylvie Bissonnette
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-03-11
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781351054447
File Size : 14,9 Mb
Total Download : 165


Book Summary: This book combines insights from the humanities and modern neuroscience to explore the contribution of affect and embodiment on meaning-making in case studies from animation, video games, and virtual worlds. As we interact more and more with animated characters and avatars in everyday media consumption, it has become vital to investigate the ways that animated environments influence our perception of the liberal humanist subject. This book is the first to apply recent research on the application of the embodied mind thesis to our understanding of embodied engagement with nonhumans and cyborgs in animated media, analyzing works by Émile Cohl, Hayao Miyazaki, Tim Burton, Norman McLaren, the Quay Brothers, Pixar, and many others. Drawing on the breakthroughs of modern brain science to argue that animated media broadens the viewer’s perceptual reach, this title offers a welcome contribution to the growing literature at the intersection of cognitive studies and film studies, with a perspective on animation that is new and original. ‘Affect and Embodied Meaning in Animation’ will be essential reading for researchers of Animation Studies, Film and Media Theory, Posthumanism, Video Games, and Digital Culture, and will provide a key insight into animation for both undergraduate and graduate students. Because of the increasing importance of visual effect cinema and video games, the book will also be of keen interest within Film Studies and Media Studies, as well as to general readers interested in scholarship in animated media.

Mazes in Videogames

Author : Alison Gazzard
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2013-04-17
Category : Games & Activities
ISBN : 9780786492923
File Size : 12,9 Mb
Total Download : 807


Book Summary: From the text adventures of Zork, to the arcade game of Pac-Man, to the corridors of Doom, and on to the city streets of Grand Theft Auto IV, the maze has often been used as a space to trap and confuse players in their navigation of gameworlds. However, the maze as a construction on the landscape has a long history before the invention of the videogame. By examining the change in the maze from the landscapes of open spaces and closed gardens through to the screen of the videogame, both mazes and labyrinths are discussed in terms of historical reference, alongside the author’s personal experiences of walking and playing these structures. This book shows how our cultural experiences of real world maze landscapes may have changed, and how we negotiate videogame worlds along the various paths and meanings they so often create for us.

The Video Game Explosion

Author : Mark J. P. Wolf
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2008
Category : Games & Activities
ISBN : 9780313338687
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Total Download : 591


Book Summary: This title traces the growth of video games, showing how they have become an integral part of popular culture today.

Playing War

Author : Matthew Thomas Payne
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2016-04-05
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781479895106
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Total Download : 323


Book Summary: The culture that made military shooter video games popular and key in understanding the War on Terror. No video game genre has been more popular or more lucrative in recent years than the “military shooter.” Franchises such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, and those bearing Tom Clancy’s name turn over billions of dollars annually by promising to immerse players in historic and near-future battles, converting the reality of contemporary conflicts into playable, experiences. In the aftermath of 9/11, these games transformed a national crisis into fantastic and profitable adventures, where seemingly powerless spectators became solutions to these virtual Wars on Terror. Playing War provides a cultural framework for understanding the popularity of military-themed video games and their significance in the ongoing War on Terror. Matthew Payne examines post-9/11 shooter-style game design as well as gaming strategies to expose how these practices perpetuate and challenge reigning political beliefs about America’s military prowess and combat policies. Far from offering simplistic escapist pleasures, these post-9/11 shooters draw on a range of nationalist mythologies, positioning the player as the virtual hero at every level. Through close readings of key games, analyses of marketing materials, and participant observations of the war gaming community, Playing War examines an industry mobilizing anxieties about terrorism and invasion to craft immersive titles that transform international strife into interactive fun.

Gaming Rhythms

Author : Tom Apperley
Publisher :
Release : 2011-06-16
Category : Computers
ISBN : 9789081602112
File Size : 20,9 Mb
Total Download : 864


Book Summary: "Global gaming networks are heterogenous collectives of localized practices, not unified commercial products. Shifting the analysis of digital games to local specificities that build and perform the global and general, Gaming Rhythms employs ethnographic work conducted in Venezuela and Australia to account for the material experiences of actual game players. This book explores the materiality of digital play across diverse locations and argues that the dynamic relation between the everyday life of the player and the experience of digital game play can only be understood by examining play-practices in their specific situations." -- Website.