Hollywood Gamers: Digital Convergence In The Film And Video Game Industries

563ea1883907d.jpg Author Robert Brookey
Isbn 9780253355249
File size 1.1 MB
Year 2010
Pages 188
Language English
File format PDF
Category Cinema

Book Description:

For years, major film studios have licensed products related to their
most popular films; video game spin-offs have become an important part of these
licensing practices. Where blockbuster films are concerned, the video game release
has become the rule rather than the exception. In Hollywood Gamers, Robert Alan
Brookey explores the business conditions and technological developments that have
facilitated the convergence of the film and video game industries. Brookey treats
video games as rhetorical texts and critically examines several games to determine
how specific industrial conditions are manifest in game design. Among the games (and
films) discussed are Lord of the Rings, The Godfather, Spider-Man, and Iron
Man.

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