Media Ecology

Authored by: Kevin Schut

The Routledge Companion to Video Game Studies

Print publication date:  December  2013
Online publication date:  January  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415533324
eBook ISBN: 9780203114261
Adobe ISBN: 9781136290510


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We can only imagine the kind of cryptic observations Marshall McLuhan might have made about video games if he’d lived a little longer. The man was indeed a provocateur, poking at one of the major features of the modern era: the increasing importance of machines for human communication. His pithy statements and enigmatic ideas are impossible to prove, but as tools to spark intellectual curiosity, they work very well (Carey, 1998).

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