In this must-have new anthology, top media scholars explore the leading edge of digital media studies to provide a broad, authoritative survey of the study of the field and a compelling preview of future developments. This book is divided into five key areas - video games, digital images, the electronic word, computers and music, and new digital media - and offers an invaluable guide for students and scholars alike.The different degrees to which a game requires certain actions and abilities, and how they are combined, will result in certain ... In MMORPGs like Ultima Online, EverQuest, Asherons Call, or Star Wars Galaxies, community building is a major part of play, as players make friends and ... Many people form strong friendships with people they will never meet in person, although many online friendships do anbsp;...
|Author||:||Paul Messaris, Lee Humphreys|
|Publisher||:||Peter Lang - 2006-01-01|