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Well Played 3.0: Video Games, Value and Meaning
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  • Title Well Played 3.0: Video Games, Value and Meaning
  • Author(s) Drew Davidson, et al
  • Publisher: ETC Press (July 5, 2011)
  • Paperback: 334 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10/ASIN: B005AWOQV2
  • ISBN-13: N/A
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Book Description

Following on Well Played 1.0 and Well Played 2.0, this book is full of in-depth close readings of video games that parse out the various meanings to be found in the experience of playing a game. Contributors analyze sequences in a game in detail in order to illustrate and interpret how the various components of a game can come together to create fulfilling a playing experience unique to this medium. Contributors again look at video games, some that were covered in Well Played 1.0 and 2.0 as well as new ones, in order to provide a variety of perspectives on more great games.

About the Authors
  • Drew Davidson is a professor, producer and player of interactive media. His background spans academic, industry and professional worlds and he is interested in stories and transformational experiences across texts, comics, games and other media. He is the Director of the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University and the Founding Editor of ETC Press and its Well Played series and journal. He also served as the interim Director for Randy Pausch's Alice Project.
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