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Description - Gaming by Alexander R. Galloway

This book considers the video game as a distinct cultural form that demands a new and unique interpretive framework. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, particularly critical theory and media studies, the author analyzes video games as something to be played rather than as texts to be read. Using examples from more than fifty video games, Galloway constructs a classification system of action in video games, incorporating standard elements of gameplay as well as software crashes, network lags, and the use of cheats and game hacks.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816648504
ISBN-10: 0816648506
Format: Hardback
Pages: 168
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alexander R. Galloway

Alexander R. Galloway is assistant professor of culture and communication at New York University and author of Protocol: How Control Exists after Decentralization.

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