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  • Wie Onlinerollenspiele süchtig machen - am Beispiel von "World of Warcraft" und "Metin2"by Magdalena Plöger-Werner

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 22.07

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Onlinecomputerspiel ist heute eine der Lieblingsfreizeitbeschäftigungen im Kindes- und Jugendalter. Allein das Rollenspiel World of Warcraft hatte im Sommer 2011 über 11,1 Millionen Abonnenten weltweit und bringt seinen Herstellern jährlich über eine Milliarde Dollar ein. Doch es ist womöglich nicht nur der Spaß am Spiel, der... more...

  • Computerspiele: Fluch oder Segen?by Christian Schmitt

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 38.62

    Hauptbeschreibung Computer und Videospiele sind ein Phänomen der Moderne. Längst sind diese Medien Teil der Alltags- und Populärkultur von Kindern, Jugendlichen aber auch Erwachsenen geworden. Wie jedes neue Medium schüren auch Bildschirmspiele Ängste und Vorbehalte. So werden Gewalt beinhaltende Spiele immer wieder im Zusammenhang mit begangenen... more...

  • Interaktive Drehbücher für digitale Weltenby Dominik Krug

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 36.42

    Videospiele sind längst fester Bestandteil unseres Alltags. Aber dass Spiele auch packende Geschichten erzählen, ist für die meisten Menschen neu. Seit ihrer Entstehung stehen Adventure-Spiele, wie Day of the Tentacle oder King's Quest, für gehaltvolle interaktive Erzählungen. Sie sind Wegbereiter für eine Bewegung, die mit der Jahrtausendwende erst... more...

  • More Than a Gameby Barry Atkins

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 69.95

    There is little doubt that computer and video games occupy a significant place in contemporary popular culture. Taking its cue from practices of reading texts in literary and cultural studies, this text considers the computer game as an emerging mode of contemporary storytelling. more...

  • What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacyby James Paul Gee

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 27.00

    This volume looks seriously at the good that can come from playing video games. Gee is interested in the cognitive development that can occur when someone is trying to escape a maze, find hidden treasure and, even, blasting away an enemy with a high-powered rifle. more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Webkinzby Marcia Layton Turner; Grant Turner

    DK Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95

    A guide for parents on the latest kid craze. Wildly popular, Webkinz® are the must-have toy for every five- to twelve- year old. Presented in a highly intuitive, handbook-style organization, here is the first guide on this sought after stuffed animal. It enables parents to quickly and efficiently find the critters they're looking for,... more...

  • Final Fantasy and Philosophyby William Irwin; Jason P. Blahuta; Michel S. Beaulieu

    Wiley 2009; US$ 18.95

    An unauthorized look behind one of the greatest video game franchises of all time, Final Fantasy The Final Fantasy universe is packed with compelling characters and incredible storylines. In this book, you'll take a fascinating look at the deeper issues that Final Fantasy forces players to think about while trying to battle their way to the next... more...

  • The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Gamesby Michael J. Tresca

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    Tracing the evolution of fantasy gaming from its origins in tabletop war and collectible card games to contemporary web-based live action and massive multi-player games, this book examines the archetypes and concepts within the fantasy gaming genre alongside the roles and functions of the game players themselves. Other topics include: how The Hobbit... more...

  • 100 Computer Games to Play Before You Dieby Steve Bowden

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 7.28

    This is a must-have book for any computer enthusiast whether they are young or old. Covering the100 best games ever to be produced from Pac-Man Vs and Pokemon Red/Blue to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Worms -- make sure you've not missed out any of the cult classics. With detailed descriptions of each game, the design process behind them and the... more...

  • 100 Computer Games to Play Before You Dieby Steve Bowden

    John Blake 2011; US$ 9.99

    From unforgettable classics such as Donkey Kong and Space Invaders to such modern phenomena as Grand Theft Auto and Wii Sports—the genuine masterpieces of computer games   Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Sonic the Hedgehog, Prince of Persia—computer games have been drawing people in for decades. But which of the vast array are true classics worth becoming... more...