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Computer games. Video games. Fantasy games

  • Race, Gender, and Deviance in Xbox Liveby Kishonna Gray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 21.95

    Race, Gender, and Deviance in Xbox Live provides a much-needed theoretical framework for examining deviant behavior and deviant bodies within one of the largest virtual gaming communities?Xbox Live. Previous research on video games has focused mostly on violence and examining violent behavior resulting from consuming this medium. This limited scope... more...

  • Translation and Localisation in Video Gamesby Miguel Á. 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...

  • 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...

  • Minecraft Hacksby Megan Miller

    Sky Pony Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    With more than 100 million registered players, Minecraft has taken control of gamers all over the world. With Minecraft Hacks , you'll be able to take back that control! Only with the help found in Minecraft Hacks will you be able to craft your world exactly how you want it to look, all while discovering the hidden gems of the game. In this hacker's... more...

  • 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...

  • Introduction to Game Analysisby Clara Fernández-Vara

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Game analysis allows us to understand games better, providing insight into the player-game relationship, the construction of the game, and its sociocultural relevance. As the field of game studies grows, videogame writing is evolving from the mere evaluation of gameplay, graphics, sound, and replayablity, to more reflective writing that manages to... more...

  • Back to the future of Gamingby

    W. Bertelsmann Verlag 2014; US$ 31.60

    Der Sammelband ist Retrospektive und reflektierte Mutmaßung über die Zukunft der Planspiele (Gaming). Das Buch basiert auf Richard Dukes Standardwerk "Gaming: The Future's Language" von 1974 und betrachtet Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und speziell die Zukunft von Gaming, bezogen auf die Leitgedanken in Dukes Werk. In ihrem Band dokumentieren... more...

  • The Ultimate Minecraft Creatorby Triumph Books

    Triumph Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of all time, with more than 35 million participants having made the game a global craze. In The Ultimate Minecraft Creator , players at all levels can fully explore the most popular aspect of the game: building. Including detailed, colorful guides to builds of various sizes?with tips for aesthetic... more...

  • Online Games, Social Narrativesby Esther MacCallum-Stewart

    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...

  • Gamestar Mechanic For Dummiesby Cordeiro

    Wiley 2014; US$ 23.99

    Level up from gamer to creator with Gamestar Mechanic Do you think you can design the ultimate video game? It's more than just flashy effects and cool graphics. Gamestar Mechanic helps you build the skills you need to become a master designer. Go on Quests, collect your Sprites and design your very own game that you can publish instantly and receive... more...