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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95
The games industry is serious business and the role of a games designer has dramatically changed over just the last few years. Developers now have to rethink everything they know about the creative, technical and business challenges to adapt to the transition to games as a service. Games as a Service: How Free to Play Design Can Make Better... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
The study of online gaming is changing. It is no longer enough to analyse one type of online community in order to understand the plethora of players who take part in online worlds and the behaviours they exhibit. MacCallum-Stewart studies the different ways in which online games create social environments and how players choose to interpret these.... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 56.95
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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95
?To my taste, the greatest American myth of cosmogenesis features the maladjusted, antisocial, genius teenage boy who, in the insular laboratory of his own bedroom, invents the universe from scratch. Masters of Doom is a particularly inspired rendition. Dave Kushner chronicles the saga of video game virtuosi Carmack and Romero with terrific brio.... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2002; US$ 199.00
The impact of computer games. An area of computing that has grown at an escalating speed and made a significant impact on society in recent years is interactive multimedia. As stated by David Cole, president of DFC Intelligence, ??The game industry is forecast to become a $20 billion worldwide business in the next two years, . more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 44.00
This book introduces the critical concepts and debates that are shaping the emerging field of game studies. Exploring games in the context of cultural studies and media studies, it analyses computer games as the most popular contemporary form of new media production and consumption. The book:. Argues for the centrality of play in redefining reading,... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 54.00
Video games have been a central feature of the cultural landscape for over twenty years and now rival older media like movies, television, and music in popularity and cultural influence. Yet there have been relatively few attempts to understand the video game as an independent medium. Most such efforts focus on the earliest generation of text-based... more...
- Pearson Education 2007; US$ 31.99
This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. Live your Second Life to the fullest! ? Get started and get comfortable fast ? Understand the culture, and avoid beginner?s mistakes ? Create the right look for your avatar ? Master Second... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 24.99
Filled with hundreds of hands-on tutorials, tips, and techniques, this is the thorough, in-depth reference that every Second Life resident needs. Learn how to create a unique avatar and then explore, build, socialize--and even earn real money. Inside, you'll find exclusive coverage of all the menus, features, and utilities. Whether you're a newbie... more...