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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 31 new and published books in the subject of Video Games — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Video Games and Social Competence

    By Rachel Kowert

    Series: Routledge Advances in Game Studies

    Despite their popularity, online video games have been met with suspicion by the popular media and academic community. In particular, there is a growing concern that online video game play may be associated with deficits in social functioning. Due to a lack of empirical consistency, the debate...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Alphabet to Internet

    Media in Our Lives, 3rd Edition

    By Irving Fang

    What Greek philosopher thought writing would harm a student’s memory? Was the poet Byron’s daughter the first computer programmer? Who plays more video games, women over 18 or teenage boys? In Alphabet to Internet: Media in Our Lives, Irving Fang looks at each medium of communication through the...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. LEGO Studies

    Examining the Building Blocks of a Transmedial Phenomenon

    Edited by Mark J.P. Wolf

    Since the "Automatic Binding Bricks" that LEGO produced in 1949, and the LEGO "System of Play" that began with the release of Town Plan No. 1 (1955), LEGO bricks have gone on to become a global phenomenon, and the favorite building toy of children, as well as many an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO). LEGO...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Interrogating Popular Culture

    Key Questions

    By Stacy Takacs

    Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions offers an accessible introduction to the study of popular culture, both historical and contemporary. Beginning from the assumption that cultural systems are dynamic, contradictory, and hard to pin down, Stacy Takacs explores the field through a survey of...

    Published October 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Arts

    Edited by Hiesun Cecilia Suhr

    Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

    Social media have dramatically popularized practices of evaluation, especially of cultural products and artistic expressions. The practices of "liking" and rating any shared contents such as music to blogs, film, videos, photographs to artwork and performances are ubiquitous in today’s digital...

    Published October 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Translation and Localisation in Video Games

    Making Entertainment Software Global

    By Miguel Á. Bernal-Merino

    Series: Routledge Advances in Translation Studies

    This book is a multidisciplinary study of the translation and localisation of video games. It offers a descriptive analysis of the industry – understood as a global phenomenon in entertainment – and aims to explain the norms governing present industry practices, as well as game localisation...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Introduction to Game Analysis

    By Clara Fernández-Vara

    Game analysis allows us to understand games better, providing insight into the player-game relationship, the construction of the game, and its sociocultural relevance. As the field of game studies grows, videogame writing is evolving from the mere evaluation of gameplay, graphics, sound, and...

    Published July 29th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Online Games, Social Narratives

    By Esther MacCallum-Stewart

    Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

    The study of online gaming is changing. It is no longer enough to analyse one type of online community in order to understand the plethora of players who take part in online worlds and the behaviours they exhibit. MacCallum-Stewart studies the different ways in which online games create social...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Unified Discourse Analysis

    Language, Reality, Virtual Worlds and Video Games

    By James Paul Gee

    Discourse Analysis is becoming increasingly "multimodal", concerned primarily with the interplay of language, image and sound. Video Games allow humans to create, live in and have conversations with new multimodal worlds. In this ground-breaking new textbook, best-selling author and experienced...

    Published June 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Serialization in Popular Culture

    Edited by Rob Allen, Thijs van den Berg

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    From prime-time television shows and graphic novels to the development of computer game expansion packs, the recent explosion of popular serials has provoked renewed interest in the history and economics of serialization, as well as the impact of this cultural form on readers, viewers, and gamers....

    Published June 3rd 2014 by Routledge