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The growth in popularity and complexity of video games has spurred new interest in how games are developed and in the research and technology behind them. David Heineman brings together some of the most iconic, influential, and interesting voices from across the gaming industry and asks them to weigh in on the past, present, and future of video games. Among them are legendary game designers Nolan Bushnell (Pong) and Eugene Jarvis (Defender), who talk about their history of innovations from the earliest days of the video game industry through to the present; contemporary trailblazers Kellee Santiago (Journey) and Casey Hudson (Mass Effect), who discuss contemporary relationships between those who create games and those who play them; and scholars Ian Bogost (How to Do Things With Videogames) and Edward Castronova (Exodus to the Virtual World), who discuss how to research and write about games in ways that engage a range of audiences. These experts and others offer fascinating perspectives on video games, game studies, gaming culture, and the game industry more broadly.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Participants
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Section 1. Games and History
  2. pp. 17-26
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  1. 1. Nolan Bushnell: Learning from the Past
  2. pp. 27-35
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  1. 2. Chris Melissinos: Art and Video Games
  2. pp. 36-54
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  1. 3. Eugene Jarvis: Games and Design
  2. pp. 55-68
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  1. 4. Henry Lowood: Archiving and Games
  2. pp. 69-90
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  1. Section 2. Games and Economy
  2. pp. 91-98
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  1. 5. Ed Fries: The Economics and Politics of a Launch
  2. pp. 99-122
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  1. 6. Kellee Santiago: Independent Game Development
  2. pp. 123-135
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  1. 7. Chris Grant: Games and Press
  2. pp. 136-155
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  1. 8. Edward Castronova: Games, Economics, and Policies
  2. pp. 156-176
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  1. Section 3. Games and Culture
  2. pp. 177-187
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  1. 9. Jamie Dillion: Gamers, Community, and Charity
  2. pp. 188-193
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  1. 10. Casey Hudson: Games and Emotion
  2. pp. 194-210
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  1. 11. Ian Bogost: Anxieties, Procedures, and Game Studies
  2. pp. 211-230
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 231-238
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 239-240
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 241-248
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 249-252
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253017185
Print ISBN
9780253017154
MARC Record
OCLC
914710889
Pages
270
Launched on MUSE
2015-07-31
Language
English
Open Access
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