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Download e-book for kindle: Debugging Game History: A Critical Lexicon (Game Histories) by Henry Lowood,Raiford Guins

By Henry Lowood,Raiford Guins

ISBN-10: 0262034190

ISBN-13: 9780262034197

Even because the box of online game reviews has flourished, severe old experiences of video games have lagged in the back of different components of analysis. Histories have more often than not been fact-by-fact chronicles; basic phrases of online game layout and improvement, expertise, and play have not often been tested within the context in their old, etymological, and conceptual underpinnings. This quantity makes an attempt to "debug" the mistaken historiography of games. It bargains unique essays on key techniques in video game experiences, prepared as in a lexicon -- from "Amusement Arcade" to "Embodiment" and "Game artwork" to "Simulation" and "World Building." Written through students and practitioners from various disciplines, together with online game improvement, curatorship, media archaeology, cultural experiences, and expertise stories, the essays provide a sequence of specified serious "takes" on ancient themes. the vast majority of essays examine online game background 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 parts of video games as code and audio. no longer all essays are historical past or old etymology -- there's an research of video game layout, and a dialogue of highbrow estate -- yet they still increase questions for historians to think about. Taken jointly, the essays provide a starting place for the rising research of video 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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