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.A serious player of FIFA learns not only the rules of the game, but also the laws of the game as simulated by the computer. ... In FIFA 12 the defense system has been 2 revamped to make defending tactical, that is, a matter of upholding the tactical shape of the team while ... In order to become a good EA FIFA player, one needs to learn not the rules and their ambiguities, but the rules and their certainties.

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


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