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Battlefields of Negotiation: Control, Agency, and Ownership in World of Warcraft (2013)

in: MediaMatters

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Abstract

The massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft has become one of the most popular computer games of the past decade, introducing millions around the world to community-based play. Within the boundaries set by its design, the game encourages players to appropriate and shape the game to their own wishes, resulting in highly diverse forms of play and participation. This illuminating study frames World of Warcraft as a complex socio-cultural phenomenon defined by and evolving as a result of the negotiations between groups of players as well as the game's owners, throwing new light on complex consumer-producer relationships in the increasingly participatory but still tightly controlled media of online games.

Keywords

educatie, motion pictures, film, education

Languages

English

Publisher

Amsterdam University Press

ISBN

9789089645005

Pages

220

DOI

10.26530/OAPEN_437366

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