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Online Games, Social Narratives free pdf Online gaming is changing. It is no longer enough to analyse one type of online community in order to understand the phenomenon of players who take part in online worlds, or to generalise about their behaviour by looking at one single type of online gaming. This book looks at different types of games in the online gaming genre. MacCallum-Stewart studies the different ways in which online games create social environments, and how players choose to interpret these. These games vary from the immensely popular social networking games on Facebook such as Farmville to Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games to "Free to Play" online gaming and to console communities such as players of Xbox Live and PS3 games. Each chapter deals with a different aspect of social gaming online, examining how it is changing the way that players respond to games. This is one of the central issues that MacCallum-Stewart explores: When are games social, and what narrative devices make them so?

About Esther MacCallum-Stewart

Esther MacCallum-Stewart is a Research Fellow at the Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE, and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey in Digital Media Arts. Her work examines player communities and the ways in which they understand and interpret the game narratives around them, and sexuality, love and gender in games. She has written widely on deviant play, roleplaying, responses to gender in games, player communities and aspects of love and sexuality in games.

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Author : Esther MacCallum-Stewart
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 01 December 2012
ISBN : 0415891906
EAN : 9780415891905
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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