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Players Unleashed! : Modding the Sims and the Culture of Gaming
by Tanja Sihvonen

Overview - It has been ten years since video game giant Electronic Arts first released "The Sims," the best-selling game that allows its players to create a household and then manage every aspect of daily life within it. And since its debut, gamers young and old have found ways to "mod" "The Sims," a practice in which gamers manipulate the computer code of a game, and thereby alter it to add new content and scenarios.  Read more...

 
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Overview
It has been ten years since video game giant Electronic Arts first released "The Sims," the best-selling game that allows its players to create a household and then manage every aspect of daily life within it. And since its debut, gamers young and old have found ways to "mod" "The Sims," a practice in which gamers manipulate the computer code of a game, and thereby alter it to add new content and scenarios.
In "Players Unleashed "--the first study of its kind--Tanja Sihvonen provides a fascinating examination of modding, tracing its evolution and detailing its impact on "The Sims" and the game industry as a whole. Along the way, Sihvonen shares insights into specific modifications and the cultural contexts from which they emerge.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9789089642011
  • ISBN-10: 9089642013
  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
  • Publish Date: July 2011
  • Page Count: 221

Series: Amsterdam University Press: Media Matters

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