“Understanding Video Games, 2nd Edition is an essential read for newcomers to video game studies and experienced game scholars alike. This follow-up to the pioneering first edition takes video game studies into the next decade of the twenty-first century, highlighting changes in the game business, advances in video game scholarship, and recent trends in game design and development—including mobile, social, and casual gaming.
“Extensively illustrated, and featuring discussion questions, a glossary of key terms, and a detailed video game history timeline (including an interactive online version), Understanding Video Games, 2nd Edition is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in examining the ways video games are reshaping entertainment and society.” – publisher
.@gamestudies101 We used Understanding Video games in the intro class I TA’d. Really great primer. http://t.co/YBQlhEmw7q #gamestudies101
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“Understanding video games: the essential introduction (review).” Kaja Poteko. From Teorija in Praska, 51, number 1, 2014, pp. 179-182. ProQuest.
“Understanding video games: the essential introduction (review).” Ian Bogost. From New Media & Society, 11, number 5, August 2009, pp. 889-893. SAGE journals.
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