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By Henry Lowood,Raiford Guins

ISBN-10: 0262034190

ISBN-13: 9780262034197

Even because the box of online game experiences has flourished, serious ancient reports of video games have lagged in the back of different parts of study. Histories have mostly been fact-by-fact chronicles; primary phrases of online game layout and improvement, know-how, and play have infrequently been tested within the context in their historic, etymological, and conceptual underpinnings. This quantity makes an attempt to "debug" the unsuitable historiography of games. It bargains unique essays on key suggestions in video game reports, prepared as in a lexicon -- from "Amusement Arcade" to "Embodiment" and "Game paintings" to "Simulation" and "World Building." Written via students and practitioners from numerous disciplines, together with video game improvement, curatorship, media archaeology, cultural reviews, and expertise stories, the essays supply a sequence of certain severe "takes" on ancient themes. the vast majority of essays examine video game heritage from the skin in; a few take deep dives into the histories of play and simulation to supply context for the advance of digital and electronic video games; others tackle such technological elements of video games as code and audio. no longer all essays are historical past or ancient etymology -- there's an research of video game layout, and a dialogue of highbrow estate -- yet they still increase questions for historians to contemplate. Taken jointly, the essays supply a beginning for the rising learn of online game background. ContributorsMarcelo Aranda, Brooke Belisle, Caetlin Benson-Allott, Stephanie Boluk, Jennifer deWinter, J. P. Dyson, Kate Edwards, Mary Flanagan, Jacob Gaboury, William Gibbons, Raiford Guins, Erkki Huhtamo, Don Ihde, Jon Ippolito, Katherine Isbister, Mikael Jakobsson, Steven E. Jones, Jesper Juul, Eric Kaltman, Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Carly A. Kocurek, Peter Krapp, Patrick LeMieux, Henry Lowood, Esther MacCallum-Stewart, Ken S. McAllister, Nick Monfort, David Myers, James Newman, Jenna Ng, Michael Nitsche, Laine Nooney, Hector Postigo, Jas Purewal, Reneé H. Reynolds, Judd Ethan Ruggill, Marie-Laure Ryan, Katie Salen Tekinbas, Anastasia Salter, Mark pattern, Bobby Schweizer, John Sharp, Miguel Sicart, Rebecca Elisabeth Skinner, Melanie Swalwell, David Thomas, Samuel Tobin, Emma Witkowski, Mark J.P. Wolf

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