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The Resource Atari to Zelda : Japan's video games in global contexts, Mia Consalvo

Atari to Zelda : Japan's video games in global contexts, Mia Consalvo

Label
Atari to Zelda : Japan's video games in global contexts
Title
Atari to Zelda
Title remainder
Japan's video games in global contexts
Statement of responsibility
Mia Consalvo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the early days of arcades and Nintendo, many players didn't recognize Japanese games as coming from Japan; they were simply new and interesting games to play. But since then, fans, media, and the games industry have thought further about the "Japaneseness" of particular games. Game developers try to decide whether a game's Japaneseness is a selling point or stumbling block; critics try to determine what elements in a game express its Japaneseness--cultural motifs or technical markers. Games were "localized," subjected to sociocultural and technical tinkering. In this book, Mia Consalvo looks at what happens when Japanese games travel outside Japan, and how they are played, thought about, and transformed by individuals, companies, and groups in the West. Consalvo begins with players, first exploring North American players' interest in Japanese games (and Japanese culture in general) and then investigating players' DIY localization of games, in the form of ROM hacking and fan translating. She analyzes several Japanese games released in North America and looks in detail at the Japanese game company Square Enix. She examines indie and corporate localization work, and the rise of the professional culture broker. Finally, she compares different approaches to Japaneseness in games sold in the West and considers how Japanese games have influenced Western games developers. Her account reveals surprising cross-cultural interactions between Japanese games and Western game developers and players, between Japaneseness and the market."--Booki jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Consalvo, Mia
Dewey number
794.80952
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1469.3
LC item number
.C646 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Video games
  • Video games
  • Video games industry
  • Chōsen Kōgei Kenkyūkai
  • GAMES
  • Video games
  • Video games industry
  • Video games
  • Japan
  • Videospiel
Label
Atari to Zelda : Japan's video games in global contexts, Mia Consalvo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-251) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A game's building blocks: western developers and Japanese games
  • Conclusions
  • Introduction :
  • The floating world travels west
  • Playing with cosmopolitanism: Japanese videogames and North American players
  • Unintended travel: ROM hackers and fan translations of Japanese videogames
  • Playing Japan's games
  • Much ado about JRPGs: Square Enix and corporate creation of videogames
  • Localization: making the strange familiar
  • The Japanese console game industry: Capcom and Level-5
Control code
946887798
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262332194
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 2e2f0a86-08c5-4cd2-a9c4-230a7d3a267e
  • 8853
  • 9780262332187
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946887798
Label
Atari to Zelda : Japan's video games in global contexts, Mia Consalvo
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-251) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A game's building blocks: western developers and Japanese games
  • Conclusions
  • Introduction :
  • The floating world travels west
  • Playing with cosmopolitanism: Japanese videogames and North American players
  • Unintended travel: ROM hackers and fan translations of Japanese videogames
  • Playing Japan's games
  • Much ado about JRPGs: Square Enix and corporate creation of videogames
  • Localization: making the strange familiar
  • The Japanese console game industry: Capcom and Level-5
Control code
946887798
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262332194
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 2e2f0a86-08c5-4cd2-a9c4-230a7d3a267e
  • 8853
  • 9780262332187
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946887798

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