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  • Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophyby Christopher Robichaud; William Irwin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 17.95

    Do demons and devils have free will? Does justice exist in Menzoberranzan? What’s the morality involved with player characters casting necromancy and summoning spells? Dungeons & Dragons and Philosophy probes the rich terrain of philosophically compelling concepts and ideas that underlie Dungeons & Dragons , the legendary fantasy... more...

  • The Endermen Invasionby Winter Morgan

    Sky Pony Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Will a griefer destroy Steve?s hope of winning the elite building competition? In this third installment of the Minecraft Gamer?s Adventure series, Steve is invited to participate in an elite building competition on Mushroom Island. His friends—Max, Lucy, and Henry—are impressed and want to join their friend on a journey to the island. Yet not... more...

  • Ethics in the Virtual Worldby Garry Young

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Ethics in the Virtual World examines the gamer's enactment of taboo activities in the context of both traditional and contemporary philosophical approaches to morality. The book argues that it is more productive to consider what individuals are able to cope with psychologically than to determine whether a virtual act or representation is necessarily... more...

  • Exploring Videogames with Deleuze and Guattariby Colin Cremin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 55.95

    Videogames are a unique artistic form, and to analyse and understand them an equally unique language is required. Cremin turns to Deleuze and Guattari?s non-representational philosophy to develop a conceptual toolkit for thinking anew about videogames and our relationship to them. Rather than approach videogames through a language suited to other... more...

  • Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeksby Ethan Gilsdorf

    Lyons Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    What could one man find if he embarked on a journey through fantasy world after fantasy world? In an enthralling blend of travelogue, pop culture analysis, and memoir, forty-year-old former D&D addict Ethan Gilsdorf crisscrosses America, the world, and other worlds?from Boston to New Zealand, and Planet Earth to the realm of Aggramar. 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... more...

  • Game Designby Lewis Pulsipher

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 38.00

    Many aspiring game designers have crippling misconceptions about the process involved in creating a game from scratch, believing a "big idea" is all that is needed to get started. But game design requires action as well as thought, and proper training and practice to do so skillfully. In this indispensible guide, a published commercial game... more...

  • Game Invadersby Clive Fencott; Jo Clay; Mike Lockyer; Paul Massey

    Wiley 2012; US$ 58.95

    Presenting a holistic and thoroughly practical investigation of the true nature of computer games that arms readers with a small yet powerful set of theories for developing unique approaches to understanding games. Game Invaders fully integrates genre theory, new media aesthetics, perceptual opportunities, and semiotics into a practical DIY toolkit... more...

  • Game Loveby Jessica Enevold; Esther MacCallum-Stewart

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    What does love have to do with gaming? As games have grown in complexity, they have increasingly included narratives that seek to engage players with love in a variety of ways. While media attention often focuses on violent emotions and behavior in gaming, love has always been central to the experience. We love to play games, we have titles that we... more...