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The Aesthetics of Videogames

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2018.09.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jon Robson and Grant Tavinor (eds.), The Aesthetics of Videogames, Routledge, 2018, 235pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138629585. Reviewed by Wesley D. Cray, Texas Christian University Philosophical investigation into both games in general and videogames in particular has increased markedly as of late. Some scholars will view this development positively, seeing games and videogames as capable of possessing aesthetic, artistic, and narrative idiosyncrasies meriting philosophical examination as well as taking them to offer illuminating parallels and contrasts with antecedently legitimized and well-studied media such as film and the novel. Others will view this development negatively, lamenting that inquiry into games and videogames will ultimately offer little in terms of new and serious philosophical insight into either the subjects themselves or the more well-studied media which they might be taken to. . .

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