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Gaming: Essays On Algorithmic Culture

Gaming: Essays On Algorithmic Culture

by Alexander Priscilla Galloway

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816648511
Pages: 160
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 4 Mb
Date posting: 2020-09-16
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Video games have been a central feature of the cultural landscape for over twenty years and now rival older media like movies, television, and music in popularity and cultural influence. Yet there have been relatively few attempts to understand the video game as an independent medium. Most such efforts focus on the earliest generation of text-based adventures (Zork, for example) and have little to say about such visually and conceptually sophisticated games as Final Fantasy X, Shenmue, Grand Theft Auto, Halo, and The Sims, in which players inhabit elaborately detailed worlds and manipulate digital avatars with a vast—and in some cases, almost ...