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Playing with Religion in Digital Games (Paperback): Heidi A. Campbell, Gregory P. Grieve

Playing with Religion in Digital Games (Paperback)

Heidi A. Campbell, Gregory P. Grieve; Contributions by Oliver Steffen, Peter F. Likarish, Brenda S. Gardemour Walter, Nathan Abrams, Xenia Zeiler, Jason Anthony, Vit Sisler, Michael Waltemathe

Series: Digital Game Studies

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Shaman, paragon, God-mode: modern video games are heavily coded with religious undertones. From the Shinto-inspired Japanese video game Okami to the internationally popular The Legend of Zelda and Halo, many video games rely on religious themes and symbols to drive the narrative and frame the storyline. Playing with Religion in Digital Games explores the increasingly complex relationship between gaming and global religious practices. For example, how does religion help organize the communities in MMORPGs such as World of Warcraft? What role has censorship played in localizing games like Actraiser in the western world? How do evangelical Christians react to violence, gore, and sexuality in some of the most popular games such as Mass Effect or Grand Theft Auto? With contributions by scholars and gamers from all over the world, this collection offers a unique perspective to the intersections of religion and the virtual world.


Imprint: Indiana University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Digital Game Studies
Release date: April 2014
First published: 2014
Editors: Heidi A. Campbell • Gregory P. Grieve
Contributors: Oliver Steffen • Peter F. Likarish • Brenda S. Gardemour Walter • Nathan Abrams • Xenia Zeiler • Jason Anthony • Vit Sisler • Michael Waltemathe
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 978-0-253-01253-1
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Communication studies > Media studies
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > General
LSN: 0-253-01253-8
Barcode: 9780253012531

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