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

By Faltin Karlsen

This ebook explores gaming tradition, concentrating on useful avid gamers and over the top use. Addressing the contested query of even if dependancy is feasible on the subject of machine video games - particularly on-line gaming - a global of Excesses demonstrates that over the top enjoying doesn't inevitably have unsafe results, and that there are vital contextual components that impression what effects taking part in has for the avid gamers. in accordance with new empirical experiences, together with in-depth interviews and digital ethnography, and drawing on fabric from foreign video game comparable websites, this publication examines the explanations for which gaming can occupy one of these principal position in people's lives, to the purpose of extra. As such, will probably be of curiosity to sociologists and psychologists operating within the fields of cultural and media reports, the sociology of relaxation, info know-how and addiction.

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