Playback – A Genealogy of 1980s British Videogames

Wade, Alex (2016) Playback – A Genealogy of 1980s British Videogames. Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781628924862

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Abstract

Through interviews with developers, gamers, and journalists examining the phenomena of bedroom coding, arcade gaming, and format wars, mapped onto enquiry into the seminal genres of the time including driving, shooting, and maze chase, Playback: A Genealogy of 1980s British Videogames examines how 1980s Britain has become the culture of work in the 21st century and considers its meaning to contemporary society. This crucial and timely work fills a lacuna for students and researchers of sociology, media, and games studies and will be of interest to employees of the videogames and media industries

Item Type: Book
Dates:
DateEvent
20 October 2016Published
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-01 - sociology, social policy and anthropology > CAH15-01-02 - sociology
CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-05 - media studies
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE)
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Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 09:30
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 17:00
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3491

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