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Gamer theory

Author: McKenzie Wark
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
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'Gamer Theory' uncovers the significance of games in the gap between the near-perfection of actual games and the highly imperfect gamespace of everyday life in the rat race of free-market society.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wark, McKenzie, 1961-
Gamer theory.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)989852482
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: McKenzie Wark
ISBN: 0674025199 9780674025196
OCLC Number: 77573852
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Agony (on The Cave) --
Allegory (on The Sims) --
America (on Civilization III) --
Analog (on Katamari Damacy) --
Atopia (on Vice City) --
Battle (on Rez) --
Boredom (on State of Emergency) --
Complex (on Deus Ex) --
Conclusions (on SimEarth) --
Cuts (endnotes) --
Directory (index).
Responsibility: McKenzie Wark.
Local System Bib Number:
326625

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Uncovers the significance of games in the gap between the near-perfection of actual games and the highly imperfect gamespace of everyday life in the rat race of free-market society. This book depicts  Read more...
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The release of media theorist McKenzie Wark's new book Gamer Theory is many things at once. If you're interested in the growth of a new medium, it's a media academic's major guide to the key issues. Read more...

 
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