• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
The Culture of Digital Fighting Games: Performance and Practice - Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture (Hardback)
  • The Culture of Digital Fighting Games: Performance and Practice - Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture (Hardback)
zoom

The Culture of Digital Fighting Games: Performance and Practice - Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture (Hardback)

(author)
£115.00
Hardback 158 Pages / Published: 31/03/2014
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

This book examines the complex network of influences that collide in the culture of digital fighting games. Players from all over the world engage in competitive combat with one another, forming communities in both real and virtual spaces, attending tournaments and battling online via internet-connected home game consoles. But what is the logic behind their shared playstyle and culture? What are the threads that tie them together, and how does this inform our understanding of competitive gaming, community, and identity?

Informed by observations made at one of the biggest fighting game events in the world - the Evolution Series tournament, or "EVO" - and interviews with fighting game players themselves, this book covers everything from the influence of arcade spaces, to the place of gender and ethnicity in the community, to the clash of philosophies over how these games should be played in the first place. In the process, it establishes the role of technology, gameplay, and community in how these players define both themselves and the games that they play.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415821308
Number of pages: 158
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm

You may also be interested in...

Photography: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Ogilvy on Advertising in the Digital Age
Added to basket
Propaganda and the Public Mind
Added to basket
To Save Everything, Click Here
Added to basket
Contagious
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Buyology
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Understanding Media
Added to basket
Flat Earth News
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Brave New World Revisited
Added to basket
The News
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Get Rich Blogging
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Digital Anthropology
Added to basket
Confessions Of An Advertising Man
Added to basket
Manufacturing Consent
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.