iDTV Gamers:The Emergence of a New Community?

Nolan, Stuart (2002) iDTV Gamers:The Emergence of a New Community? In: Computer Games and Digital Cultures Conference Proceedings. Computer Games and Digital Cultures Conference Proceedings . Tampere University Press.

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If digital games are to continue to grown as important cultural form they must move into new platforms and environments that appeal to a broader cultural demographic. Interactive Digital TV (iDTV) is developing rapidly in Europe and is providing platforms where games are popular among communities quite unlike the traditional PC or console gamer. In addition, communication is becoming possible through multi-player games, TV based mail, chat, message boards and leader boards which show the scores of the top players. This paper looks at the development of iDTV games, the current gamers, and explores the issues surrounding their relationship to traditional television, games, and the family.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
ID Code: 137781
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 14 Oct 2019 10:54
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2020 06:08

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