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Computer games. Video games. Fantasy games

  • The Guild Leader's Handbookby Scott F. Andrews

    No Starch Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Millions of people play massively multiplayer online (MMO) games like World of Warcraft every day. Many of those players belong to guilds, organized groups whose members play together in order to defeat difficult bosses, compete with rivals, or undertake special challenges. Leading a guild is not a trivial matter, but many players dive into this challenging... more...

  • Handbook of Digital Gamesby Marios C. Angelides; Harry Agius

    Wiley 2014; US$ 149.95

    A thorough discussion of the present and future of digital gaming People play digital games for many reasons, from entertainment to professional training, but all games share the same basic characteristics. From those basic parameters, gaming professionals manage to create the enormous variety of games on the market today. The Handbook of Digital... 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...

  • The Making of Second Lifeby Wagner James Au

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    The wholly virtual world known as Second Life has attracted more than a million active users, millions of dollars, and created its own?very real?economy. The Making of Second Life is the behind-the-scenes story of the Web 2.0 revolution's most improbable enterprise: the creation of a virtual 3-D world with its own industries, culture, and social... more...

  • Online Multiplayer Gamesby William Sims Bainbridge

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2009; US$ 30.00

    This lecture introduces fundamental principles of online multiplayer games, primarily massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), suitable for students and faculty interested both in designing games and in doing research on them. The general focus is human-centered computing, which includes many human-computer interaction issues and... more...

  • Women and Second Lifeby Dianna Baldwin; Julie Achterberg

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00

    This collection of new essays explores issues of identity, work and play in the virtual world of Second Life (SL). Fourteen women discuss their experiences. Topics include teaching in Second Life, becoming an SL journalist, and using SL as a means to bring human rights to health care; exploring issues of identity and gender such as performing the role... more...

  • How to Play a Video Gameby Pippin Barr

    Awa Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Every day millions of peopleenter virtual worlds through video games, which are now the fastest-growing form of entertainment and areplayed by young and old alike. This account unlocks this amazing world, providing insight into what makes video games so fascinating and exploring the emotions involved in playing, the issues that surround them, and... more...

  • Translation and Localisation in Video Gamesby Miguel . Bernal-Merino

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book is a multidisciplinary study of the translation and localisation of video games. It offers a descriptive analysis of the industry ? understood as a global phenomenon in entertainment ? and aims to explain the norms governing present industry practices, as well as game localisation processes. Additionally, it discusses particular translation... more...

  • How to Do Things with Videogamesby Ian Bogost

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 57.00

    In recent years, computer games have moved from the margins of popular culture to its center. Reviews of new games and profiles of game designers now regularly appear in the New York Times and the New Yorker, and sales figures for games are reported alongside those of books, music, and movies. They are increasingly used for purposes other than entertainment,... 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...