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Hollywood Gamers: Digital Convergence in the Film and Video Game Industries

Hollywood Gamers: Digital Convergence in the Film and Video Game Industries

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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.

Author: Robert Alan Brookey
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Published: 08/26/2010
Pages: 188
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.66h x 6.54w x 0.54d
ISBN: 9780253222312

Review Citation(s):
Choice 06/01/2011

About the Author

Robert Alan Brookey is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Northern Illinois University and author of Reinventing the Male Homosexual (IUP, 2002).


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