Computer game modders’ motivations and sense of community: A mixed-methods approach

  title={Computer game modders’ motivations and sense of community: A mixed-methods approach},
  author={Nathaniel D. Poor},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={1249 - 1267}
Computer game modding, from modifying, combines several important issues: digital skills, play, community, making, and remixing. Yet, little academic work has explored the motivations and sense of community that modders have. This study is the first quantitative survey of game modders, and combines quantitative survey data with qualitative interview material. Findings suggest that modders are both old and young, mod more than one game or game series, have a strong sense of community, and enjoy… 

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