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  • Gender and Sexuality in Online Game Culturesby Jenny Sundén; Malin Sveningsson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    How do gender and sexuality come to matter in online game cultures? Why is it important to explore "straight" versus "queer" contexts of play? And what does it mean to play together with others over time, as co-players and researchers? Gender and Sexuality in Online Game Cultures is a book about female players and their passionate encounters with... more...

  • Wordplay and the Discourse of Video Gamesby Christopher A. Paul

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    In this timely new book, Christopher Paul analyzes how the words we use to talk about video games and the structures that are produced within games shape a particular way of gaming by focusing on how games create meaning, lead to identification and division, persuade, and circulate ideas. Paul examines the broader social discourse about gaming, including:... more...

  • The Philosophy of Computer Gamesby John Richard Sageng; Hallvard J Fossheim; Tarjei Mandt Larsen

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 188.98

    Computer games are now a major cultural—and economic—force, and despite being the object of years of academic study, this is the first book to interrogate the varied philosophical issues thrown up by the phenomenon, including the moral evaluation of game play. more...

  • Computer Games and New Media Culturesby Johannes Fromme; Alexander Unger

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 224.42

    The International Handbook of Digital Games Studies provides an up-to-date overview of the field and perspectives for the future. The focus lies on aesthetic, social, cultural and educational aspects of computer games and persistent (multiplayer) game worlds. more...

  • Best Beforeby James Newman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    Despite record sales and an ever-growing global industry, the simple fact is that videogames are disappearing. Most obviously, the physical deterioration of discs, cartridges, consoles and controllers means that the data and devices will crumble to dust and eventually will be lost forever. However, there is more to the disappearance of videogames... more...

  • Music and Gameby Peter Moormann

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 50.78

    This anthology examines the various facets of video game music. Contributors from the fields of science and practice document its historical development, discuss the music’s composition techniques, interactivity and function as well as attending to its performative aspects. more...

  • Of Games and Godby Kevin Schut; Quentin Schultze

    Baker Publishing Group 2013; US$ 22.00

    A communications expert and enthusiastic gamer offers a lively, balanced, and informed Christian perspective on video games and video game culture. more...

  • Minecraft For Dummiesby Jacob Cordeiro

    Wiley 2013; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.99

    Craft yourself an amazing game of Minecraft! More than just a game, Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and do much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. With this fun and friendly... more...

  • 101 Amazing Sega Master System Factsby Jimmy Russell

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99

    In this entry to Jimmy Russell's Games Console History series, we learn 101 amazing facts about Sega's Master System - the first Sega home console to hit non-japanese shores. The facts cover many areas, including the history, the hardware, game titles both rare and popular and some incredible information you probably never knew! Everyone from... more...

  • Gaming Globallyby Nina B. Huntemann; Ben Aslinger

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Video games are inherently transnational by virtue of industrial, textual, and player practices. The contributors touch upon nations not usually examined by game studies - including the former Czechoslovakia, Turkey, India, and Brazil - and also add new perspectives to the global hubs of China, Singapore, Australia, Japan, and the United States. more...