Wii all play: the console game as a computational meeting place

  • Voida A
  • Greenberg S
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Abstract

In this paper, we present results from a qualitative study of collocated group console gaming. We focus on motivations for, perceptions of, and practices surrounding the shared use of console games by a variety of established groups of gamers. These groups include both intragenerational groups of youth, adults, and elders as well as intergenerational families. Our analysis highlights the numerous ways that console games serve as a computational meeting place for a diverse population of gamers.

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Authors

  • Amy Voida

  • Saul Greenberg

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