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Playing with religion in digital games

Author: Heidi Campbell; Gregory P Grieve
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, [2014]
Series: Digital game studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shaman, paragon, God-mode: modern video games are heavily coded with religious undertones. This book explores the increasingly complex relationship between gaming and global religious practices.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heidi Campbell; Gregory P Grieve
ISBN: 9780253012531 0253012538 9780253012449 0253012449
OCLC Number: 875769227
Description: ix, 301 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : what playing with religion offers digital game studies / Heidi A. Campbell and Gregory Price Grieve --
Dreidels to Dante's Inferno : toward a typology of religious games / Jason Anthony --
Locating the pixelated Jew : a multimodal method for exploring Judaism in The Shivah / Isamar Carrillo Masso and Nathan Abrams --
The global mediatization of Hinduism through digital games : representation versus simulation in Hanuman : boy warrior / Xenia Zeiler --
Silent Hill and Fatal Frame : finding franscendent horror in and beyond the Haunted Magic Circle / Brenda S. Gardenour Walter --
From Kuma\War to Quraish : representation of Islam in Arab and American video games / Vít Sǐsler --
Citing the medieval : using religion as world-building infrastructure in fantasy MMORPGs / Rabia Gregory --
Hardcore Christian gamers : how religion shapes evangelical play / Shanny Luft --
Filtering cultural feedback : religion, censorship, and localization in Actraiser and other mainstream video games / Peter Likarish --
The importance of playing in earnest / Rachel Wagner --
"God modes" and "God moods" : what does a digital game need to be spiritually effective? / Oliver Steffen --
Bridging multiple realities : religion, play, and Alfred Schutz's theory of the life-world / Michael Waltemathe --
They kill mystery : the mechanistic bias of video game representations of religion and spirituality / Kevin Schut.
Series Title: Digital game studies.
Responsibility: edited by Heidi A. Campbell and Gregory Price Grieve.
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"This edited collection is uniformly good and well worth reading. As the editors and authors note, the study of religion and gaming stands very near its beginning. They invite others to take up the Read more...

 
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