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Author Sihvonen, Tanja.

Title Players unleashed! : modding The Sims and the culture of gaming / Tanja Sihvonen.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2011.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (221 pages) : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series MediaMatters
Summary The author of this informative study explores the question of what happens when players practise and negotiate computer code, various ideologies, and the game itself by modding (modifying a game) in the context of "The Sims", the bestselling computer game of all time. Sihvonen examines the technical and material specificities of "The Sims" mods, as well as their cultural context. Viewed as a manifestation of participatory culture, modding makes PC games ultimately malleable: players reconfigure the game by creating new content, altering the code and changing the behaviours of the game engine. Using a semiotic framework, Sihvonen suggests a signification process that includes representation, interpretation, investigation and experimentation with the game system and rules.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Unleashing players -- Cultural and commercial appropriation -- Dynamics of modding -- Negotiating the code -- Extending the game.
Language English.
Subject Simlife (Game)
Computer games -- Programming.
Computer games -- Design.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- General.
Computer games -- Design. (OCoLC)fst00872112
Computer games -- Programming. (OCoLC)fst00872114
Simlife (Game) (OCoLC)fst01119099
Fiction and related items.
Indexed Term Digital Culture
Digitale cultuur
Game studies
Media studies
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Sihvonen. Players unleashed! : modding The Sims and the culture of gaming. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press 2010 9789089642011 (OCoLC)505749894
ISBN 9789048511983 (electronic bk.)
9048511984 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786613020642
10.5117/9789089642011 doi
GBVCP 803610556
GBVCP 1003674976
AU@ 000047980721
AU@ 000050979591
AU@ 000051337512
AU@ 000056584542
DEBSZ 396967264
NZ1 14156254
AU@ 000055169048

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