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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Awa Press 2012; US$ 9.99
Every day millions of people enter virtual worlds through video games, which are now the fastest-growing form of entertainment and are played 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 45.95
Computer role-playing games (CRPGs) are a special genre of computer games that bring the tabletop role-playing experience of games such as Dungeons & Dragons to the computer screen. This genre includes classics such as Ultima and The Bard?s Tale as well as more modern games such as World of Warcraft and Guild Wars. Written in an engaging style for... more...
- transcript 2014; US$ 27.09
Die Game Studies haben in den letzten Jahren viel Aufmerksamkeit erfahren und werden betont multidisziplinär betrieben. Doch trotz eines »Iconic Turn« gibt es kaum Ansätze, die sich explizit mit der Bildlichkeit des Computerspiels auseinandersetzen. Ausgehend von den vielfältigen Darstellungsformen des Avatars - dem grafischen Stellvertreter des Spielers... more...
- transcript 2014; US$ 29.26
Computerspiele, die Geschichte darstellen, sind Teil einer populären Erinnerungskultur: Sie entwerfen historische Narrative und generieren damit Geschichtsbilder. Als Erinnerungsmedien bewegen sich Spiele in einem Spannungsfeld zwischen dem Anspruch einer realitätsnahen Darstellung von Geschichte und den Möglichkeiten und Begrenzungen des Mediums.... more...