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Video games around the world

by Mark J. P. Wolf | 01 May 2015
Category: Games & Puzzles
Synopsis
Thirty-nine essays explore the vast diversity of video game history and culture across all the world's continents. Video games have become a global industry, and their history spans dozens of national industries where foreign imports compete with domestic productions, legitimate industry contends with piracy, and national identity faces the global marketplace. This volume describes video game history and culture across every continent, with essays covering areas as disparate and far-flung as Argentina and Thailand, Hungary and Indonesia, Iran and Ireland. Most of the essays are written by natives of the countries they discuss, many of them game designers and founders of game companies, offering distinctively firsthand perspectives. Some of these national histories appear for the first time in English, and some for the first time in any language. Readers will learn, for example, about the rapid growth of mobile games in Africa; how a meat-packing company held the rights to import the Atari VCS 2600 into Mexico; and how the Indonesian MMORPG Nusantara Online reflects that country's cultural history and folklore. Every country or region's unique conditions provide the context that shapes its national industry; for example, the long history of computer science in the United Kingdom and Scandinavia, the problems of piracy in China, the PC Bangs of South Korea, or the Dutch industry's emphasis on serious games. As these essays demonstrate, local innovation and diversification thrive alongside productions and corporations with global aspirations. Africa Arab World Argentina Australia Austria Brazil Canada China Colombia Czech Republic Finland France Germany Hong Kong Hungary India Indonesia Iran Ireland Italy Japan Mexico The Netherlands New Zealand Peru Poland Portugal Russia Scandinavia Singapore South Korea Spain Switzerland Thailand Turkey United Kingdom United States of America Uruguay Venezuela
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Thirty-nine essays explore the vast diversity of video game history and culture across all the world's continents. Video games have become a global industry, and their history spans dozens of national industries where foreign imports compete with domestic productions, legitimate industry contends with piracy, and national identity faces the global marketplace. This volume describes video game history and culture across every continent, with essays covering areas as disparate and far-flung as Argentina and Thailand, Hungary and Indonesia, Iran and Ireland. Most of the essays are written by natives of the countries they discuss, many of them game designers and founders of game companies, offering distinctively firsthand perspectives. Some of these national histories appear for the first time in English, and some for the first time in any language. Readers will learn, for example, about the rapid growth of mobile games in Africa; how a meat-packing company held the rights to import the Atari VCS 2600 into Mexico; and how the Indonesian MMORPG Nusantara Online reflects that country's cultural history and folklore. Every country or region's unique conditions provide the context that shapes its national industry; for example, the long history of computer science in the United Kingdom and Scandinavia, the problems of piracy in China, the PC Bangs of South Korea, or the Dutch industry's emphasis on serious games. As these essays demonstrate, local innovation and diversification thrive alongside productions and corporations with global aspirations. Africa Arab World Argentina Australia Austria Brazil Canada China Colombia Czech Republic Finland France Germany Hong Kong Hungary India Indonesia Iran Ireland Italy Japan Mexico The Netherlands New Zealand Peru Poland Portugal Russia Scandinavia Singapore South Korea Spain Switzerland Thailand Turkey United Kingdom United States of America Uruguay Venezuela
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ISBN - 9780262527163
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Published - 01/05/2015
Categories - All, Books, Entertainment and Music, Games and Puzzles, Games & Puzzles
No. of Pages - 720
Weight - 1140
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 23
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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