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The Resource Online multiplayer games, William Sims Bainbridge

Online multiplayer games, William Sims Bainbridge

Label
Online multiplayer games
Title
Online multiplayer games
Statement of responsibility
William Sims Bainbridge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Bainbridge, William Sims
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1469.17.S63
LC item number
B35 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Synthesis lectures on information concepts, retrieval, and services,
Series volume
#13
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  • Internet games
  • Fantasy games
  • Shared virtual environments
Label
Online multiplayer games, William Sims Bainbridge
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Place of publication from publisher's website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 91-104)
Contents
Introduction. Types of online multiplayer games -- Preserving game history -- Intellectual approaches to games -- Research topic areas -- Historical-cultural origins. A Tale in the Desert -- Dark Age of Camelot -- Age of Conan -- Lord of the Rings online -- StarWars Galaxies -- Technical constraints. Latency -- Sharding -- Graphics --Rolecoding and social control. Systems of rules -- Deviant behavior -- Game masters and mentors -- Legal regime -- Personality and motivation. Psychological theories and typologies -- Game-based theories -- Theoretical debates -- Non-player character personality -- Avatars and characters. Building a bond with an avatar -- The quality of avatar relationships -- Secondary avatars -- Facing the end -- Virtual professions and economies. Work in Star Wars Galaxies -- Production in World of Warcraft -- Division of labor in professions -- Social relations inside games. Emergent social organization -- Examples of guilds -- Quantitative research on guilds -- Implications for external society. The online game penumbra -- What people learn in online games -- Research opportunities
Control code
401170146
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 105 p.
Isbn
9781608451425
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)401170146
Label
Online multiplayer games, William Sims Bainbridge
Publication
Note
Place of publication from publisher's website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 91-104)
Contents
Introduction. Types of online multiplayer games -- Preserving game history -- Intellectual approaches to games -- Research topic areas -- Historical-cultural origins. A Tale in the Desert -- Dark Age of Camelot -- Age of Conan -- Lord of the Rings online -- StarWars Galaxies -- Technical constraints. Latency -- Sharding -- Graphics --Rolecoding and social control. Systems of rules -- Deviant behavior -- Game masters and mentors -- Legal regime -- Personality and motivation. Psychological theories and typologies -- Game-based theories -- Theoretical debates -- Non-player character personality -- Avatars and characters. Building a bond with an avatar -- The quality of avatar relationships -- Secondary avatars -- Facing the end -- Virtual professions and economies. Work in Star Wars Galaxies -- Production in World of Warcraft -- Division of labor in professions -- Social relations inside games. Emergent social organization -- Examples of guilds -- Quantitative research on guilds -- Implications for external society. The online game penumbra -- What people learn in online games -- Research opportunities
Control code
401170146
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 105 p.
Isbn
9781608451425
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)401170146

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