Handbook of Computer Game Studies

Joost Raessens, Jeffrey Goldstein

  • 出版商: MIT
  • 出版日期: 2005-05-27
  • 售價: $1,750
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 472
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0262182408
  • ISBN-13: 9780262182409
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New media students, teachers, and professionals have long needed a comprehensive scholarly treatment of digital games that deals with the history, design, reception, and aesthetics of games along with their social and cultural context. The Handbook of Computer Game Studies fills this need with a definitive look at the subject from a broad range of perspectives. Contributors come from cognitive science and artificial intelligence, developmental, social, and clinical psychology, history, film, theater, and literary studies, cultural studies, and philosophy as well as game design and development. The text includes both scholarly articles and journalism from such well-known voices as Douglas Rushkoff, Sherry Turkle, Henry Jenkins, Katie Salen, Eric Zimmerman, and others.

Part I considers the "prehistory" of computer games (including slot machines and pinball machines), the development of computer games themselves, and the future of mobile gaming. The chapters in part II describe game development from the designer's point of view, including the design of play elements, an analysis of screenwriting, and game-based learning. Part III reviews empirical research on the psychological effects of computer games, and includes a discussion of the use of computer games in clinical and educational settings. Part IV considers the aesthetics of games in comparison to film and literature, and part V discusses the effect of computer games on cultural identity, including gender and ethnicity. Finally, part VI looks at the relation of computer games to social behavior, considering, among other matters, the inadequacy of laboratory experiments linking games and aggression and the different modes of participation in computer game culture.

Joost Raessens is Associate Professor of New Media Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Utrecht.

Jeffrey Goldstein is Professor in the Department of Social and Organizational Psychology at the University of Utrecht.



Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
I Computer Games 1
1 Slots of Fun, Slots of Trouble: An Archaeology of Arcade Gaming
Erkki Huhtamo
2 The History of the Video Game
Steven Malliet and Gust de Meyer
3 Future of Games: Mobile Gaming
Justin Hall
II Design 57
4 Game Design and Meaningful Play
Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman
5 Click Reading: Screenwriting and Screen-Reading Practices in Film and Multimedia Fictions
Isabelle Raynauld
6 Computer Games and Learning: Digital Game-Based Learning
Marc Prensky
III Reception 123
7 Cognitive Effects of Video Games
Sandra L. Calvert
8 Children's Social Behavior during Video Game Play
Robyn M. Holmes and Anthony D. Pellegrini
9 Psychological Effects of Video Games
Barrie Gunter
10 The Therapeutic Value of Video Games
Mark Griffiths
IV Games as an Aesthetic Phenomenon 173
11 Games, the New Lively Art
Henry Jenkins
12 Genre and the Video Game
Mark J. P. Wolf
13 The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Computer Game Genres
John E. Laird and Michael van Lent
14 Games Telling Stories?
Jesper Juul
15 Narrativity in Computer Games
Britta Neitzel
V Games as a Cultural Phenomenon 249
16 The Game of Life: Narrative and Ludic Identity Formation in Computer Games
Jos de Mul
17 Computer Games as Evocative Objects: From Projective Screens to Relational Artifacts
Sherry Turkle
18 Gaming with Grrls: Looking for Sheroes in Computer Games
Birgit Richard and Jutta Zaremba
19 Gendered Gaming in Gendered Space
Jo Bryce and Jason Rutter
20 Serious Play: Playing with Race in Contemporary Gaming Culture
Anna Everett
21 Simulation, History, and Computer Games
William Uricchio
VI Games as a Social Phenomenon 339
22 Violent Video Games
Jeffrey Goldstein
23 Does Video Games Addiction Exist?
Mark Griffiths and Mark N. O. Davies
24 Computer Games as Participatory Media Culture
Joost Raessens
25 I Am What I Play: Participation and Reality as Content
Jan-Willem Huisman and Hanne Marckmann
26 Game Reconstruction Workshop: Demolishing and Evolving PC Games and Gamer Culture
Anne-Marie Schleiner
27 Renaissance Now! The Gamers' Perspective
Douglas Rushkoff
About the Contributors 423
Games Index 429
Name Index 435
Subject Index 447