By Faltin Karlsen

ISBN-10: 1138256900

ISBN-13: 9781138256903

ISBN-10: 1409427633

ISBN-13: 9781409427636

This publication explores gaming tradition, targeting efficient gamers and over the top use. Addressing the contested query of even if dependancy is feasible when it comes to desktop video games - in particular on-line gaming - a global of Excesses demonstrates that over the top taking part in doesn't inevitably have damaging results, and that there are very important contextual components that impact what outcomes taking part in has for the gamers. in accordance with new empirical experiences, together with in-depth interviews and digital ethnography, and drawing on fabric from overseas video game similar websites, this booklet examines the explanations for which gaming can occupy this sort of valuable position in people's lives, to the purpose of extra. As such, will probably be of curiosity to sociologists and psychologists operating within the fields of cultural and media reports, the sociology of rest, info expertise and addiction.

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