Journalism at Play


Author: Ian Bogost,Simon Ferrari,Bobby Schweizer

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262014874

Category: Games

Page: 235

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Journalism has embraced digital media in its struggle to survive. But most online journalism just translates existing practices to the Web: stories are written and edited as they are for print; video and audio features are produced as they would be for television and radio. The authors of Newsgames propose a new way of doing good journalism: videogames. Videogames are native to computers rather than a digitized form of prior media. Games simulate how things work by constructing interactive models; journalism as game involves more than just revisiting old forms of news production. The book describes newsgames that can persuade, inform, and titillate; make information interactive; re-create a historical event; put news content into a puzzle; teach journalism; and build a community. Wired magazine's game Cutthroat Capitalism, for example, explains the economics of Somali piracy by putting the player in command of a pirate ship, offering choices for hostage negotiation strategies. And Powerful Robot's game September 12th offers a model for a short, quickly produced, and widely distributed editorial newsgame. Videogames do not offer a panacea for the ills of contemporary news organizations. But if the industry embraces them as a viable method of doing journalism--not just an occasional treat for online readers--newsgames can make a valuable contribution.

NewsGames - Applied General Theory of Games Based News

Creating the foundations narratives of a new Online Journalism Model


Author: Geraldo A. Seabra,Luciene A. Santos

Publisher: Geraldo A. Seabra


Category: Games

Page: 109

View: 2361

This e-book is the second of four volumes of the series Theories of NewsGames authored by journalist Geraldo A. Seabra and Luciene A. Santos. The didactic title, the material was subdivided into four parts - research, narrative, mechanics and social impact. In 2012 it was released the 1st volume of research: 'The Odyssey 100 to NewsGames - A genealogy of the games as information', where the authors draw a timeline on the history of the games as information and news. As the first publication almost all the material used is based on the master's dissertation the journalist Geraldo Seabra and searches made by Luciene Santos, as well as original Blog of NewsGames material. In the 2nd volume of the series, the 3D News is presented as a narrative model of news production recommended for ludic-informational platforms - giving rise to the call NewNews. From the structure of the theoretical foundations of a new Online Journalism model, the advent of 'Drones NewsGames' anticipates the ‘Age of planetary games’ based on news.

Of the Odyssey 100 to NewsGames

A genealogy of the games as information


Author: Geraldo A. Seabra,Luciene A. Santos

Publisher: Geraldo A. Seabra

ISBN: 8563475010

Category: Games

Page: 309

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This is the first e-book of four volumes of Theories of NewsGames series - games like emulators news. The material was divided on issues of research, narrative, social impact and mechanics. The first volume is based on the research of the dissertation ‘Games Emulators Information’. This edition draws a timeline on the history of consoles, media titles and games from the perspective of game information. The paper also describes the theoretical basis of news based games and brings a draft proposal of a new model of Online Journalism produced, reproduced and consumed from ludo-informative platforms. Throughout this e-book we seek to demystify the world of video games demonized and support the idea that games are the best platforms for learning, information and increase our cognitive capacity.

Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2008

7th International Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, September 25-27, 2008, Proceedings


Author: Scott M. Stevens,Shirley Saldamarco

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540892222

Category: Computers

Page: 244

View: 7712

The 7th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, under the auspices of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), was held September 25–27, 2008 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Based on the very successful first international workshop (IWEC 2002) and the following international conferences (ICEC 2003 through ICEC 2007), ICEC 2008 was an international forum for the exchange of experience and knowledge amongst researchers and developers in the field of entertainment computing. ICEC is the longest established and most prestigious conference in the field of entertainment computing. The conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for advanced research in entertainment computing, broadly defined. ICEC is truly international with leading experts from 14 nations representing academia and industry attending this year’s conference. These leaders presented their newest research, insights, products and demonstrations. Although the field of entertainment computing is thought of as new, in fact modern digital computer games go back over 45 years with games such as Spacewar developed in 1961. This is not to say entertainment computing is limited to computer games. As evidenced by papers in this volume, entertainment computing covers virtually every aspect of today’s recreational diversions.



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Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum


Category: Games

Page: 86

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At Play presents a collection of work illustrating the wide scope of intellectual dialogue surrounding digital games, as they have become a focal point for the media in recent years and have increasingly become an area of study in academia. Contributors to this special issue represent an international landscape, and include founders of the game studies area, as well as new researchers who are already infl uencing the fi eld. All of the articles are situated within important areas of communication theory and research, covering such topics as how games impact media economics and cross-media influence on the development of a new medium; the promise and challenges of games as documentary media; and the political subtext in games as it relates to the emergence of a new and ever more important form of persuasive interactive media. The range of both theoretical grounding and method of approach offered in this special