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Well Played 1.0: Video Games, Value and Meaning

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Well Played 1.0: Video Games, Value and Meaning
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Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN/ASIN: 0557069750
ISBN-13: 9780557069750
Number of pages: 409

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Video games are a complex medium that merits careful interpretation and insightful analysis. 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. The goal is to help develop and define a literacy of games as well as a sense of their value as an experience.

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