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Comparing the Structures and Characteristics of Different Game Social Networks - The Steam Case

  title={Comparing the Structures and Characteristics of Different Game Social Networks - The Steam Case},
  author={Enrica Loria and Alessia Antelmi and Johanna Pirker},
In most games, social connections are an essential part of the gaming experience. Players connect in communities inside or around games and form friendships, which can be translated into other games or even in the real world. Recent research has investigated social phenomena within the player social network of several multiplayer games, yet we still know very little about how these networks are shaped and formed. Specifically, we are unaware of how the game type and its mechanics are related to… Expand

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