Alienated Playbour

  title={Alienated Playbour},
  author={Nicholas Taylor and Kelly Bergstrom and Jennifer Jenson and Suzanne de Castell},
  journal={Games and Culture},
  pages={365 - 388}
This article explores the play practices of EVE Online industrialists: those primarily responsible for generating the materials and equipment that drive the game’s robust economy. Applying the concept of “immaterial labor” to this underattended aspect of the EVE community, we consider the range of communicative and informational artifacts and activities industrialists enact in support of their involvement in the game—work that happens both in game and crucially outside of it. Moving past the… 

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