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The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing GamesMcFarland. 2010
Tracing the evolution of fantasy gaming from its origins in tabletop war and collectible card games to contemporary web-based live action and massive multi-player games, this book examines the archetypes and concepts within the fantasy gaming genre alongside the roles and functions of the game players themselves. Other topics include: how The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings helped shape fantasy gaming through Tolkien’s obsessive attention to detail and virtual world building; the community-based fellowship embraced by players of both play-by-post and persistent browser-based games, despite the fact that these games are fundamentally solo experiences; the origins of gamebooks and interactive fiction; and the evolution of online gaming in terms of technological capabilities, media richness, narrative structure, coding authority, and participant roles.
Reading Stargate SG-1I.B.Tauris. 2006
A critical study of the cult television series Stargate SG-1 and its spinoff, Stargate Atlantis, provides a close-up look at its characters, themes, plots, representations of alien cultures, interaction with fan fiction, and more, accompanied by a complete episode guide of both series, an interview with a staff writer, and a glossary of terms. Original.
Greatest Moments in Video Game HistoryDB Weston.
Greatest Moments in Video Game History is the most extensive book of video game facts available today. While books written in a similar vein provide readers with general facts, "Greatest Moments in Video Game History" brings to light the lesser known facts that will take you on an exciting trip through history starting in 1947 and running through 2012. Greatest Moments in Video Game History is not just a chronological list of events, it also features stories that you will not read anywhere else, noteworthy game releases, scandals, bans, publicity stunts gone wrong, Guinness gaming records, and a look at the best and worst game releases throughout the years.
Games and Learning AllianceSpringer. 2016
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Games and Learning Alliance, GALA 2016, held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in December 2016. The 27 revised regular papers presented together with 14 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 55 submissions. The papers cover topics such as games and sustainability; games for math and programming; games and health; games and soft skills; games and management; games and learning; game development and assessment; and mobile games.
Nameless StreetsCubicle 7 Entertainment. 2010
Nameless Streets is a game of mysteries and the paranormal beings who investigate them. Powered by the flexible and dynamic HeroQuest game system, players take on such roles as a famous vampire detective, his werewolf muscle, and the necromancer who helps to solve murders. Set amidst the narrow, rain-soaked streets of Portland, Oregon, Nameless Streets handles classic mysteries, like the Locked Room, and more esoteric struggles with equal ease. You might locate a missing person one week, and get caught in the crossfire between warring sorcerer guilds the next. Solve crimes with a werewolf's sense of smell and sharp claws, a wizard's spell-casting ability, or a vampire's "interviewing" skills. Make a name for yourself in Portland's underground, or bribe your way into the halls of power. Always remember that no matter what you achieve, there is someone (or something) who wants to take it from you!
World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018Springer. 2018
This book (vol. 1) presents the proceedings of the IUPESM World Congress on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, a triennially organized joint meeting of medical physicists, biomedical engineers and adjoining health care professionals. Besides the purely scientific and technological topics, the 2018 Congress will also focus on other aspects of professional involvement in health care, such as education and training, accreditation and certification, health technology assessment and patient safety. The IUPESM meeting is an important forum for medical physicists and biomedical engineers in medicine and healthcare learn and share knowledge, and discuss the latest research outcomes and technological advancements as well as new ideas in both medical physics and biomedical engineering field.
Virtually SacredOxford University Press. 2014
Millions of users have taken up residence in virtual worlds, and in those worlds they find opportunities to revisit and rewrite their religious lives. Robert M. Geraci argues that virtual worlds and video games have become a locus for the satisfaction of religious needs, providing many users with devoted communities, opportunities for ethical reflection, a meaningful experience of history and human activity, and a sense of transcendence. Using interviews, surveys, and his own first-hand experience within the virtual worlds, Geraci shows how World of Warcraft and Second Life provide participants with the opportunity to rethink what it means to be religious in the contemporary world. Not all participants use virtual worlds for religious purposes, but many online residents use them to rearrange or replace religious practice as designers and users collaborate in the production of a new spiritual marketplace. Using World of Warcraft and Second Life as case studies, this book shows that many residents now use virtual worlds to re-imagine their traditions and work to restore them to "authentic" sanctity, or else replace religious institutions with virtual communities that provide meaning and purpose to human life. For some online residents, virtual worlds are even keys to a post-human future where technology can help us transcend mortal life. Geraci argues that World of Warcraft and Second Life are "virtually sacred" because they do religious work. They often do such work without regard for-and frequently in conflict with-traditional religious institutions and practices; ultimately they participate in our sacred landscape as outsiders, competitors, and collaborators.
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