Debugging Game History: A Critical Lexicon (Game Histories) by Henry Lowood,Raiford Guins

By Henry Lowood,Raiford Guins

Even because the box of online game reports has flourished, severe old reports of video games have lagged in the back of different parts of analysis. Histories have normally been fact-by-fact chronicles; basic phrases of video game layout and improvement, expertise, and play have hardly been tested within the context in their old, etymological, and conceptual underpinnings. This quantity makes an attempt to "debug" the incorrect historiography of games. It deals unique essays on key thoughts in online game reports, prepared as in a lexicon -- from "Amusement Arcade" to "Embodiment" and "Game paintings" to "Simulation" and "World Building." Written through students and practitioners from a number of disciplines, together with video game improvement, curatorship, media archaeology, cultural experiences, and expertise stories, the essays provide a sequence of specific severe "takes" on old issues. nearly all of essays examine online game historical past from the skin in; a few take deep dives into the histories of play and simulation to supply context for the improvement of digital and electronic video games; others tackle such technological parts of video games as code and audio. no longer all essays are heritage or historic etymology -- there's an research of video game layout, and a dialogue of highbrow estate -- yet they still elevate questions for historians to think about. Taken jointly, the essays provide a starting place for the rising research of video game heritage. ContributorsMarcelo Aranda, Brooke Belisle, Caetlin Benson-Allott, Stephanie Boluk, Jennifer deWinter, J. P. Dyson, Kate Edwards, Mary Flanagan, Jacob Gaboury, William Gibbons, Raiford Guins, Erkki Huhtamo, Don Ihde, Jon Ippolito, Katherine Isbister, Mikael Jakobsson, Steven E. Jones, Jesper Juul, Eric Kaltman, Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Carly A. Kocurek, Peter Krapp, Patrick LeMieux, Henry Lowood, Esther MacCallum-Stewart, Ken S. McAllister, Nick Monfort, David Myers, James Newman, Jenna Ng, Michael Nitsche, Laine Nooney, Hector Postigo, Jas Purewal, Reneé H. Reynolds, Judd Ethan Ruggill, Marie-Laure Ryan, Katie Salen Tekinbas, Anastasia Salter, Mark pattern, Bobby Schweizer, John Sharp, Miguel Sicart, Rebecca Elisabeth Skinner, Melanie Swalwell, David Thomas, Samuel Tobin, Emma Witkowski, Mark J.P. Wolf

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