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  • Blood Plagues and Endless Raidsby Anthony R. Palumbi

    Chicago Review Press 2017; US$ 15.99

    In 2005, the video game World of Warcraft struck the cultural landscape with tidal force. One hundred million people have played WoW in the twelve years since. But those people did more than play. They worked, they fought, they triumphed, they held entire game servers hostage, they even married each other in real life. They developed new identities,... more...

  • Queer Game Studiesby Bonnie Ruberg; Adrienne Shaw

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Video games have developed into a rich, growing field at many top universities, but they have rarely been considered from a queer perspective. Immersion in new worlds, video games seem to offer the perfect opportunity to explore the alterity that queer culture longs for, but often sexism and discrimination in gamer culture steal the spotlight. Queer... more...

  • Moral Combatby Patrick M. Markey; Christopher J. Ferguson

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2017; US$ 16.99

    In family rooms across America, millions of children and teenagers are playing video games, such as Call of Duty , Halo , and Grand Theft Auto , roaming violent virtual worldswith virtual guns in their hands. In what sometimes seems like an increasingly violent world, it?s only natural to worry about the effects of all this pixelated gore. But... more...

  • Identity and Play in Interactive Digital Mediaby Sara M. Cole

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Recent shifts in new literacy studies have expanded definitions of text, reading/viewing, and literacy itself. The inclusion of non-traditional media forms is essential, as texts beyond written words, images, or movement across a screen are becoming ever more prominent in media studies. Included in such non-print texts are interactive media forms... more...

  • Fans and Videogamesby Melanie Swalwell; Angela Ndalianis; Helen Stuckey

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In order to better understand and theorize video games and game playing, it is necessary to study the activities of gamers themselves. Gamers make literal the theoretical concept that Roland Barthes and Julia Kristeva defined four decades ago: they are active creators in generating meaning; they are creators of media texts they share with other fans... more...

  • New Perspectives on the Social Aspects of Digital Gamingby Rachel Kowert; Thorsten Quandt

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Expanding on the work in the volume Multiplayer , this new book explores several other areas related to social gaming in detail. The aim is to go beyond a typical "edited book" concept, and offer a very concise volume with several focal points that are most relevant for the current debate about multiplayer games, both in academia and society. As... more...

  • World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbookby Chelsea Monroe-Cassel

    Insight Editions 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 25.99

    Prepare a feast fit for a warchief with World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook , a delicious compendium of recipes inspired by Blizzard Entertainment?s hit online game. Prepare a feast fit for a warchief with World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook , a compendium of sweet and savory recipes inspired by the hit game from Blizzard Entertainment.... more...

  • Explore/Createby Richard Garriott; David Fisher

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 17.99

    An inventor, adventurer, entrepreneur, collector, and entertainer, and son of legendary scientist-astronaut Owen Garriott, Richard Garriott de Cayeux has been behind some of the most exciting undertakings of our time. A legendary pioneer of the online gaming industry?and a member of every gaming Hall of Fame?Garriott invented the multi-player online... more...

  • Pojo's Unofficial Advanced Pokemon Goby Triumph Books

    Triumph Books 2017; US$ 9.99

    The international phenomenon Pokémon GO has already changed the way people interact with their world, and the game is evolving just as fast as the Pokémon themselves! It?s time to level up, load up your Pokédex, and become a gym master with Pojo?s Unofficial Advanced Pokémon Go, the fully up to date game guide featuring tricks, strategies, and dozens... more...

  • Assassin's Creed: The Official Film Tie-Inby Christie Golden

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 11.27

    *** THE OFFICIAL NOVELIZATION AND TIE-IN TO THE UK'S NO 1 MOVIE *** Go beyond the film in the novelization of the first Assassin's Creed movie, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. We work in the dark to serve the light. We are assassins. Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch... more...