Corpus ID: 8277367

Assassin's Creed III and the Aesthetics of Disappointment

  title={Assassin's Creed III and the Aesthetics of Disappointment},
  author={Jonathan Church and M. Klein},
  booktitle={DiGRA Conference},
Using a case example of the cycle of prerelease, release, and post-release commentary, criticism and reviews of Assassin’s Creed III from June 2012-January 2013, this paper examines how video game players produce a “culture of history” about the game they play through their commitment to commentary and critique mainly found in user reviews in gaming enthusiast press websites. This paper examines how an aesthetic of disappointment generates a comparative sense of gamers’ cultural present by… Expand
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