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Examining the Evolution of Gaming and Its Impact on Social, Cultural, and Political Perspectives

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With complex stories and stunning visuals eliciting intense emotional responses, coupled with opportunities for self-expression and problem solving, video games are a powerful medium to foster empathy, critical thinking, and creativity in players. As these games grow in popularity, ambition, and technological prowess, they become a legitimate art form, shedding old attitudes and misconceptions along the way. Examining the Evolution of Gaming and Its Impact on Social, Cultural, and Political Perspectives asks whether videogames have the power to transform a player and his or her beliefs from a sociopolitical perspective. Unlike traditional forms of storytelling, videogames allow users to immerse themselves in new worlds, situations, and politics. This publication surveys the landscape of videogames and analyzes the emergent gaming that shifts the definition and cultural effects of videogames. This book is a valuable resource to game designers and developers, sociologists, students of gaming, and researchers in relevant fields.
Number of Pages: 456.0
Genre: Computers + Internet
Sub-Genre: Social Aspects/Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Graphics / Game Programming + Design, Social Aspects/General
Series Title: Advances in Human and Social Aspects of Technology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Igi Global
Language: English
Street Date: June 20, 2016
TCIN: 51410547
UPC: 9781522502616
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-5267

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