You are likely to be eaten by a grue: How computer games are consuming modern culture

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dc.contributor.advisor Axelrod, Mike
dc.contributor.advisor Doubleday, Nancy
dc.contributor.author Alexander, Douglas
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-06T16:22:49Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-06T16:22:49Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/14679
dc.description.abstract Computer games represent an area of untapped, unappreciated potential in the human-computer relationship. Having long been considered "low culture" and unworthy of scholarly attention, the focus on games is intensifying as the field of ludology emerges. The first game was created forty years ago, and since then games have branched out from their traditionally young male user base and gained popularity with both adults and females. Violence in and addiction to games remain controversial topics, but the threat posed by games fades a bit in comparison to the fascinating insights they give us into literature, art, and cinema. Their cultural impact is also evidenced by the wave of nostalgia that is bringing back video games from the 1970's and 80's. Online gaming is changing the way people experience interactive entertainment in their homes, and massive multi-player online worlds are edging closer to becoming simulations of offline society. The significance of computer games can no longer be denied, and their future is bright as technology and game theory continue to create astounding and entertaining virtual worlds.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Computer games en_US
dc.subject Modern culture en_US
dc.subject Online computer games en_US
dc.subject Social impact of computer games en_US
dc.subject.lcc GV1469.17.S63 A439 2002
dc.subject.lcsh Computer games--History
dc.subject.lcsh Computer games--Social aspects
dc.title You are likely to be eaten by a grue: How computer games are consuming modern culture
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.college B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
dc.description.department Department of Computer Science
dc.contributor.advisorChair Phelps, Andrew

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