9781479827985-1479827983-How to Play Video Games (User's Guides to Popular Culture, 1)

How to Play Video Games (User's Guides to Popular Culture, 1)

ISBN-13: 9781479827985
ISBN-10: 1479827983
Author: Huntemann, Nina
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 400 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781479827985
ISBN-10: 1479827983
Author: Huntemann, Nina
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 400 pages

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Acknowledged authors Huntemann, Nina wrote How to Play Video Games (User's Guides to Popular Culture, 1) comprising 400 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1479827983 and 9781479827985. Since then How to Play Video Games (User's Guides to Popular Culture, 1) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.02 or rent at the marketplace.

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Forty original contributions on games and gaming culture

What does Pokémon Go tell us about globalization? What does Tetris teach us about rules? Is feminism boosted or bashed by Kim Kardashian: Hollywood? How does BioShock Infinite help us navigate world-building?

From arcades to Atari, and phone apps to virtual reality headsets, video games have been at the epicenter of our ever-evolving technological reality. Unlike other media technologies, video games demand engagement like no other, which begs the question―what is the role that video games play in our lives, from our homes, to our phones, and on global culture writ large?

How to Play Video Games brings together forty original essays from today’s leading scholars on video game culture, writing about the games they know best and what they mean in broader social and cultural contexts. Read about avatars in Grand Theft Auto V, or music in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. See how Age of Empires taught a generation about postcolonialism, and how Borderlands exposes the seedy underbelly of capitalism. These essays suggest that understanding video games in a critical context provides a new way to engage in contemporary culture. They are a must read for fans and students of the medium.

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