[PDF / Epub] ✑ Spectate! Watching, Recording and Streaming Videogames ☄ James Newman – Heartforum.co.uk If there is one thing that distinguishes videogames from other media forms surely it is their interactivity What it quite means to be a player , or what constitutes the distinctive play position , has If there is one thing that Recording and ePUB ✓ distinguishes videogames from other media forms surely it is their interactivity What it quite means to be a player , or what constitutes the distinctive play position , has never been complicated, contested and confusing so much so that it need not involve touching a controller at all, far less becoming an accomplished performer We see players learning from one another as they observe technique, and shifting Spectate! Watching, PDF/EPUB or between playing and spectating as they take turns sharing gameplay one level or life at a time Spectate Recording, Streaming and Watching Videogames explores the phenomenon of videogame spectatorship and presents a historically grounded case for a reconsideration of our conceptualization and approaches to videogame play Renowned games scholar James Newman covers player activities, how platforms enable spectating in interesting ways, and how spectating helps play a role in archiving and preserving game historyRecognizing that the playability of a videogame is a temporary state, Newman argues that spectatorship is not merely a viable alternative to first hand play but that it might offer insights into the nuance and variety of possible playings impossible to attain in any other way Newman s analysis for understanding how games have been integrated into the landscape of new media will become required reading.
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- 256 pages
- Spectate! Watching, Recording and Streaming Videogames
- James Newman
- 09 May 2017 James Newman