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Wordplay and the Discourse of Video Games: Analyzing Words, Design, and Play
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date February 15, 2012
Pages 220
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415893060
ISBN-10 0415893062
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Original list price $145.00
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In this timely new book, Christopher Paul analyzes how the words we use to talk about video games and the structures that are produced within games shape a particular way of gaming by focusing on how games create meaning, lead to identification and division, persuade, and circulate ideas. Paul examines the broader social discourse about gaming, including: the way players are socialized into games; the impact of the lingering association of video games as kid's toys; the dynamics within specific games (including Grand Theft Auto and EA Sports Games); and the ways in which players participate in shaping the discourse of games, demonstrated through examples like the reward system of World of Warcraft and the development of theorycraft. Overall, this book illustrates how video games are shaped by words, design and play; all of which are negotiated, ongoing practices among the designers, players, and society that construct the discourse of video games.



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9780415893060 | details & prices | 220 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $145.00
About: In this timely new book, Christopher Paul analyzes how the words we use to talk about video games and the structures that are produced within games shape a particular way of gaming by focusing on how games create meaning, lead to identification and division, persuade, and circulate ideas.
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Reprint edition from Routledge (February 14, 2013)
9780415834995 | details & prices | 220 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $45.95

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