A World of Excesses: Online Games and Excessive Playing by Faltin Karlsen

By Faltin Karlsen

This ebook explores gaming tradition, targeting powerfuble avid gamers and over the top use. Addressing the contested query of no matter if dependancy is feasible with regards to computing device video games - particularly on-line gaming - an international of Excesses demonstrates that over the top taking part in doesn't unavoidably have unsafe results, and that there are very important contextual components that effect what results taking part in has for the avid gamers. in response to new empirical experiences, together with in-depth interviews and digital ethnography, and drawing on fabric from foreign online game comparable websites, this publication examines the explanations for which gaming can occupy one of these valuable position in people's lives, to the purpose of extra. As such, it is going to be of curiosity to sociologists and psychologists operating within the fields of cultural and media experiences, the sociology of relaxation, info expertise and addiction.

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