Atari Age

Author: Michael Z. Newman
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262035715
Size: 54.65 MB
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The cultural contradictions of early video games: a medium for family fun (but mainly for middle-class boys), an improvement over pinball and television (but possibly harmful)

Atari To Zelda

Author: Mia Consalvo
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262034395
Size: 43.30 MB
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The cross-cultural interactions of Japanese videogames and the West, from DIY localization by fans to corporate strategies of "Japaneseness."

Video Games Around The World

Author: Mark J. P. Wolf
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262527162
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Thirty-nine essays explore the vast diversity of video game history and culture across all the world's continents.

Legitimating Television

Author: Michael Z Newman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136942726
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Legitimating Television: Media Convergence and Cultural Status explores how and why television is gaining a new level of cultural respectability in the 21st century.

Indie

Author: Michael Z. Newman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231513526
Size: 35.36 MB
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In doing so, he not only binds these diverse works together within a cluster of distinct viewing strategies but also invites readers to reevaluate the difference of independent cinema, as well as its relationship to class and taste culture.

The Ecology Of Games

Author: Katie Salen
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262195755
Size: 80.99 MB
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This volume looks at games as systems in which young users participate, as gamers, producers, and learners.

Racing The Beam

Author: Nick Montfort
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262261529
Size: 32.28 MB
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This book offers a detailed and accessible study of this influential video game console from both computational and cultural perspectives. Studies of digital media have rarely investigated platforms--the systems underlying computing.

Inventing The Medium

Author: Janet H. Murray
Publisher: MIT Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780262016148
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With Inventing the Medium, Janet Murray provides a unified vocabulary and a common methodology for the design of digital objects and environments. It will be an essential guide for both students and practitioners in this evolving field.

Game Design Theory

Author: Keith Burgun
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466554215
Size: 58.73 MB
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He also uses the philosophy to analyze the history of games and modern trends as well as to design games. Providing a robust, useful philosophy for game design, this book gives you real answers about what games are and how they work.

Cheating

Author: Mia Consalvo
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 026225011X
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Meanwhile, the game industry works to constrain certain readings or activities and promote certain ways of playing.