Understanding Video Games: The Essential Introduction
Routledge, 2008 - Computers - 293 pages
This expanded and revised second edition of Understanding Video Games provides a comprehensive introduction to the growing field of game studies.
Understanding Video Games, 2nd Edition is an essential read for newcomers to video game studies and experienced game scholars alike. This follow-up to the pioneering first edition takes video game studies into the next decade of the twenty-first century, highlighting changes in the game business, advances in video game scholarship, and recent trends in game design and development—including mobile, social, and casual gaming.
In Understanding Video Games, 2nd Edition students will:
Extensively illustrated, and featuring discussion questions, a glossary of key terms, and a detailed video game history timeline (including an interactive online version), Understanding Video Games, 2nd Edition is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in examining the ways video games are reshaping entertainment and society.
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Review: Understanding Video Games: The Essential IntroductionUser Review - Peter Makai - Goodreads
Annoying typographic errors mar an otherwise useful textbook. Alas, the field has changed much during the latter half of the decade, and the book already feels outdated, a common woe of much of new media/digital entertainment studies and textbooks. Read full review
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