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Players Unleashed! Modding The Sims and the Culture of Gaming
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  • Title: Players Unleashed! Modding The Sims and the Culture of Gaming
  • Author(s) Tanja Sihvonen
  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press (July 15, 2011)
  • Hardcover/Paperback: 221 pages
  • eBook: PDF (224 pages)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9089642013
  • ISBN-13: 978-9089642011
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Book Description

It has been ten years since video game giant Electronic Arts first released The Sims, the best-selling game that allows its players to create a household and then manage every aspect of daily life within it. And since its debut, gamers young and old have found ways to "mod" The Sims, a practice in which gamers manipulate the computer code of a game, and thereby alter it to add new content and scenarios.

This book provides a fascinating examination of modding, tracing its evolution and detailing its impact on The Sims and the game industry as a whole. Along the way, Sihvonen shares insights into specific modifications and the cultural contexts from which they emerge.

About the Authors
  • Tanja Sihvonen is a researcher in computer games, players, and participatory culture.
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