Music Video Games

Music Video Games

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Music Video Games takes a look (and listen) at the popular genre of music games A‚? video games in which music is at the forefront of player interaction and gameplay. With chapters on a wide variety of music games, ranging from well-known console games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band to new, emerging games for smartphones and tablets, scholars from diverse disciplines and backgrounds discuss the history, development, and cultural impact of music games. Each chapter investigates important themes surrounding the ways in which we play music and play with music in video games. Starting with the precursors to music games - including Simon, the hand-held electronic music game from the 1980s, Michael Austin's collection goes on to discuss issues in musicianship and performance, authenticity and qselling out, A‚?? and composing, creating, and learning music with video games. Including a glossary and detailed indices, Austin and his team shine a much needed light on the often overlooked subject of music video games.29 These include seventhgeneration consoles, such as Nintendoa#39;s Wii and Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360; handhelds, such as the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Portable, iPhone; as well as Mac OS X; iPad; and iPad 2. 30 Players performances are rated with score points. The additional verbal ... a€œDead Man in the Mirror: The Performative Aspects of Michael Jacksona#39;s Posthumous Body.a€ The Journal of Popular Culture 46 (4): 705a€“24. Anderson, Kyle.

Title:Music Video Games
Author: Michael Austin
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA - 2016-07-28

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