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Guns, grenades, and grunts : first-person shooter games / edited by Gerald A. Voorhees, Josh Call, and Katie Whitlock
London : Continuum, 2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  GV1469.34.V56 G86 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Violence in video games
Video games -- Social aspects
Video games -- Psychological aspects
Physical Description vii, 428 p.: ill. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Pt. I. Tutorial -- 1. BattleZone and the origins of first-person shooting games / Mark J.P. Wolf -- 2. Call to action, invitation to play : the immediacy of the caricature in Team Fortress 2 / James Manning -- 3. I am a gun : the Avatar and Avatarness in the FPS / Victor Navarro -- 4. Monsters, Nazis, and Tangos : the normalization of the first-person shooter / Gerald Voorhees -- 5. The shameful trinity : game studies, empire, and the cognitariat / Toby Miller -- Pt. II. Campaign -- 6. Bigger, better, stronger, faster : disposable bodies and cyborg construction / Josh Call -- 7. "Hatched from the veins in your arms" : movement, ontology, and first-person gameplay in BioShock / Gwyneth Peaty -- 8. Meat chunks in the metro : the apocalyptic soul of the Ukrainian shooter / Dan Pinchbeck -- 9. More bang for your buck: hardware hacking, real money trade, and transgressive play within console-based first-person shooters / Alan Meades -- 10. "Tips and tricks to take your game to the next level" : expertise and identity in FPS games / Daniel Ashton and James Newman -- Pt. III. Multiplayer -- 11. "A silent team is a dead team" : communicative norms in competitive FPS play / Nick Taylor -- 12. Challenging the rules and roles of gaming : griefing as rhetorical tactic / Evan Snider, Tim Lockridge, and Dan Lawson -- 13. The best possible story? Learning about WWII from FPS videogames / Stephanie Fisher -- 14. Taking aim at sexual harassment : feminized performances of hegemonic masculinity in the first-person shooter Hey Baby / Jessy Ohl and Aaron Duncan -- 15. Invigorating play : the role of affect in online multiplayer FPS games / Christopher Moore -- 16. Repelling the invasion of the "other" : post-apocalyptic alien shooter videogames addressing contemporary cultural attitudes / Ryan Lizardi -- 17. Face to face : humanizing the digital display in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 / Timothy Welsh -- About the contributors -- Index of Authors -- Index of games -- General index
NOTE 521700
Series Approaches to digital game studies
Alternate Author Voorhees, Gerald
Call, Josh
Whitlock, Katie

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