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The Resource Codename revolution : the Nintendo WII platform, Steven E. Jones and George K. Thiruvathukal, (electronic book)

Codename revolution : the Nintendo WII platform, Steven E. Jones and George K. Thiruvathukal, (electronic book)

Label
Codename revolution : the Nintendo WII platform
Title
Codename revolution
Title remainder
the Nintendo WII platform
Statement of responsibility
Steven E. Jones and George K. Thiruvathukal
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Nintendo Wii, introduced in 2006, helped usher in a moment of retro-reinvention in video game play. This hugely popular console system, codenamed Revolution during development, signaled a turn away from fully immersive, time-consuming MMORPGs or forty-hour FPS games and back toward family fun in the living room. Players using the wireless motion-sensitive controller (the Wii Remote, or "Wiimote") play with their whole bodies, waving, swinging, swaying. The mimetic interface shifts attention from what's on the screen to what's happening in physical space. This book describes the Wii's impact in technological, social, and cultural terms, examining the Wii as a system of interrelated hardware and software that was consciously designed to promote social play in physical space. Each chapter of Codename Revolution focuses on a major component of the Wii as a platform: the console itself, designed to be low-powered and nimble; the iconic Wii Remote; Wii Fit Plus, and its controller, the Wii Balance Board; the Wii Channels interface and Nintendo's distribution system; and the Wii as a social platform that not only affords multiplayer options but also encourages social interaction in shared physical space. Finally, the authors connect the Wii's revolution in mimetic interface gaming--which eventually led to the release of Sony's Move and Microsoft's Kinect--to some of the economic and technological conditions that influence the possibility of making something new in this arena of computing and culture
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Jones, Steven E.
Dewey number
794.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1469.17.S63
LC item number
J66 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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Thiruvathukal, George K.
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  • Video games
  • Nintendo Wii video games
Label
Codename revolution : the Nintendo WII platform, Steven E. Jones and George K. Thiruvathukal, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10534385
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 204 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780262301312
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Codename revolution : the Nintendo WII platform, Steven E. Jones and George K. Thiruvathukal, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10534385
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 204 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780262301312
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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