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  • Legendary World of Zeldaby Kyle Hilliard

    Triumph Books 2017; US$ 7.99

    From his very first quest to attain the Triforce, explore Hyrule, and rescue Princess Zelda, Link has been on the ultimate adventure since 1986, and fans around the world have been involved in the journey all along the way. Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, the universe of the beloved Legend of Zelda video games is still ever-evolving, gaining... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the Worldby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Tetris Effect tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Dan Ackerman?s book.   Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis of The Tetris Effect... more...

  • Holistic Game Development with Unityby Penny de Byl

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 49.95

    Master game design and digital art principles simultaneously with this all-in-one guide to creating games in the cutting-edge game engine Unity 5. Bursting with images and tutorials, Penny de Byl?s Holistic Game Development with Unity will help the reader gain the multidisciplinary skills needed to succeed in the independent game industry. Holistic... more...

  • Metagamingby Stephanie Boluk; Patrick LeMieux

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    The greatest trick the videogame industry ever pulled was convincing the world that videogames were games rather than a medium for making metagames. Elegantly defined as ?games about games,? metagames implicate a diverse range of practices that stray outside the boundaries and bend the rules: from technical glitches and forbidden strategies to Renaissance... more...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...