9781138363052-1138363057-Understanding Video Games: The Essential Introduction

Understanding Video Games: The Essential Introduction

ISBN-13: 9781138363052
ISBN-10: 1138363057
Edition: 4
Author: Egenfeldt-Nielsen, Simon, Smith, Jonas Heide, Tosca, Susana Pajares
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 414 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781138363052
ISBN-10: 1138363057
Edition: 4
Author: Egenfeldt-Nielsen, Simon, Smith, Jonas Heide, Tosca, Susana Pajares
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 414 pages

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Acknowledged authors Egenfeldt-Nielsen, Simon, Smith, Jonas Heide, Tosca, Susana Pajares wrote Understanding Video Games: The Essential Introduction comprising 414 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1138363057 and 9781138363052. Since then Understanding Video Games: The Essential Introduction textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 20.67 or rent at the marketplace.

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From Pong to virtual reality, Understanding Video Games, 4th Edition, takes video game studies into the next decade of the twenty-first century, highlighting changes in the area, including mobile, social, and casual gaming.

In this new edition of the pioneering text, students learn to assess the major theories used to analyze games, such as ludology and narratology, and gain familiarity with the commercial and organizational aspects of the game industry. Drawing from historical and contemporary examples, the student-friendly text also explores the aesthetics of games, evaluates the cultural position of video games, and considers the potential effects of both violent and "serious" games.

Extensively illustrated and featuring discussion questions, a glossary of key terms, and a detailed video game history timeline, this new edition is an indispensable resource for students, scholars, and teachers interested in examining the ways video games continue to reshape entertainment and society.

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