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Video Game Theory

This course will analyze the many ways video games are reshaping what passes for entertainment as well as our relationship with technology. Using examples from widely popular games, such as Doom, Halo, Final Fantasy, and Mortal Kombat among others, this course aims to discuss the relationship between video games and other media; the shift from third - to first -person games; gamers and the gaming community; and the important sociological, cultural, industrial, and economic issues that surround gaming.