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Hollywood Gamers

Digital Convergence in the Film and Video Game Industries

Hollywood Gamers by Robert Alan Brookey
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For years, major film studios have licensed products related to their most popular films; video game spin-offs have become an important part of these licensing practices. Where blockbuster films are concerned, the video game release has become the rule rather than the exception. In Hollywood Gamers, Robert Alan Brookey explores the business conditions and technological developments that have facilitated the convergence of the film and video game industries. Brookey treats video games as rhetorical texts and critically examines several games to determine how specific industrial conditions are manifest in game design. Among the games (and films) discussed are Lord of the Rings, The Godfather, Spider-Man, and Iron Man.

Indiana University Press; August 2010
189 pages; ISBN 9780253004673
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Title: Hollywood Gamers
Author: Robert Alan Brookey