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First of all, feel free to move this if this isn't the appropriate section to post this, but whatever.

Anyway. So for my english 1020 class I have to write a research paper, and I would like to write it on "video-game" culture. Now, by video game culture I mean a large area of culture, not a specific one like pc gaming. I was wondering if you guys could send some recommendations to me such as books, websites, ect, ect that could help me research this awesome culture that we all love. Thanks!
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I'm not sure about books, but this topic lends itself well to actual research. You could employ either an autoethnography or case study to examine what people within the cultural group experience. Just interview a few gamers (in depth) for an autoethnography or compare contrasting views within the cultural or about it. I guess this would be college level work, but its not really very hard to do.
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You may want to choose a topic that is easier to research. Video game culture is quite vague.

However, this may help. It's a documentary on the world cyber games, focusing on Starcraft.

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You may want to choose a topic that is easier to research. Video game culture is quite vague.
Didn't know it was vague since it is a multi billion dollar machine with millions of people playing games every day now.

There is tons of different genres and each may have different people playing them. Not to sure how you would right about it but the information should be out there on most of these things.
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Didn't know it was vague since it is a multi billion dollar machine with millions of people playing games every day now.

There is tons of different genres and each may have different people playing them. Not to sure how you would right about it but the information should be out there on most of these things.
It's vague in the sense that not a lot of research has been done on the culture. Also I think that gamers as a whole is to large of a area. FPS pc only gamer is going to be very different from the DDR only teen. And yet they are both gamers.

I would be interested in reading if you are able to narrow it down to smaller more focus areas.
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not a lot of research has been done on the culture? lol

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/video-game/video-game.html ..

youtube "rise of the video game", put it in written format, essay done. good luck with your assessment, i'd be interested to have a read when you're done

i actually had to do an essay on the history of video games for a class as well. this is going back a while now and i doubt i still have the paper.. BUT.. if i find it, it's yours.

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You can talk about the decline in Arcade culture and the sudden revival of 2D fighting games.

www.shoryuken.com has a great following..
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I'm up for an interview if you want to do it that way. I consider myself a PC gamer. Hit me up with a PM, send some questions if you'd like, I'll answer them the best I can.
    
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you gotta do a bit about 1337 as well, pure pwnage would be good too, oh and the COD phenomenon.
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you gotta do a bit about 1337 as well, pure pwnage would be good too, oh and the COD phenomenon.
And the MW2 1337 Hax, can't forget the hax
    
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