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.10. basketball), Byron Bishop (University of North Carolina football), Samuel Jacobson (University of Minnesota ... Due to the concentration of celebrities in the state, more right of publicity cases have been heard in California courts than any ... These downloadable user-created rosters are available free online, for a fee from roster services companies such as, and for sale on eBay.

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


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