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Palgrave Macmillan

The Video Game Business

ISBN 9781844573189
Publication Date August 2014
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher British Film Institute
Series International Screen Industries

A dominant international cultural force, the video game industry is diverse and increasingly influential. In this illuminating study, Randy Nichols examines the origins, history, and current characteristics of the industry - including case studies of it's major players and analysis of it's culture, production processes and ties to other industries.

Randy Nichols is Assistant Professor of English and Media Studies at Bentley University, USA.

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Video Games as a Global Phenomenon

1. An Industrial History of Video Games

2. Market Structure, Audiences and Software Production

3. Video Game Hardware, Distribution and Retail

4. Video Games and Other Related Industries

5. Labour and Production in the Global Video Game Industry

Conclusion: Making Sense of the Global Video Game Industry

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