Sports Videogames

Sports Videogames

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From Pong to Madden NFL to Wii Fit, Sports Videogames argues for the multiple ways that sports videogamesa€”alongside televised and physical sportsa€”impact one another, and how players and viewers make sense of these multiple forms of play and information in their daily lives. Through case studies, ethnographic explorations, interviews and surveys, and by analyzing games, players, and the sports media industry, contributors from a wide variety of disciplines demonstrate the depth and complexity of games that were once considered simply sports simulations. Contributors also tackle key topics including the rise of online play and its implications for access to games, as well as how regulations surrounding player likenesses present challenges to the industry. Whether youa€™re a scholar or a gamer, Sports Videogames offers a grounded, theory-building approach to how millions make sense of videogames today.Often comprising yearly releases, titles such as those in the Madden NFL, FIFA, and Major League Baseball 2K12 series market themselves on their fidelity to actual players and venues, innovative ways to control teams across games and entire sea- sons, ... 13 (EA) Kinect Sports (Microsoft) Kinect Sports (Microsoft) NBA 2K12 (2K Sports) Madden NFL13 (EA) FIFA Soccer 12 (EA) NBA 2K13 (2K Sports)anbsp;...

Title:Sports Videogames
Author: Mia Consalvo, Konstantin Mitgutsch, Abe Stein
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-07-18

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