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The Resource Best before : videogames, supersession and obsolescence, James Newman

Best before : videogames, supersession and obsolescence, James Newman

Label
Best before : videogames, supersession and obsolescence
Title
Best before
Title remainder
videogames, supersession and obsolescence
Statement of responsibility
James Newman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Despite record sales and an ever-growing global industry, the simple fact is that videogames are disappearing. Most obviously, the physical deterioration of discs, cartridges, consoles and controllers means that the data and devices will crumble to dust and eventually will be lost forever. However, there is more to the disappearance of videogames than plastic corrosion and bit rot. Best Before examines how the videogames industry's retail, publishing, technology design, advertising and marketing practices actively produce obsolescence, wearing out and retiring old games to make way for the always new, just out of reach, 'coming soon' title and 'next generation' platform. Set against the context of material deterioration and the discursive production of obsolescence, Best Before examines the conceptual and practical challenges faced within the nascent field of game preservation. Understanding videogames as rich, complex and mutable texts and experiences that are supported and sustained by cultures of gameplay and fandom, Best Before considers how - and even whether - we might preserve and present games for future generations. -- From publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newman, James
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1469.3
LC item number
.N46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Video games
  • Video games
  • Video games industry
  • Video games
Label
Best before : videogames, supersession and obsolescence, James Newman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Videogames are disappearing -- 2. New games -- 3. Old games -- 4. Game(play) preservation
Control code
ocn707966599
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
183 p
Isbn
9780415577915
Lccn
2011049083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Best before : videogames, supersession and obsolescence, James Newman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Videogames are disappearing -- 2. New games -- 3. Old games -- 4. Game(play) preservation
Control code
ocn707966599
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
183 p
Isbn
9780415577915
Lccn
2011049083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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