I Fought the Law: Transgressive Play and The Implied Player

@inproceedings{Aarseth2007IFT,
  title={I Fought the Law: Transgressive Play and The Implied Player},
  author={Espen Aarseth},
  booktitle={DiGRA Conference},
  year={2007}
}
This paper is an attempt to understand Game Studies through the contested notion of the “player” both inside and outside “the game object” – that is the object that game users perceive and respond to when they play. Building on Hans-Georg Gadamer’s notion of games as a subject that “masters the players”, the paper will go beyond the traditional split between the social sciences’ real players and the aesthetics/humanities critical author-as-player, and present a theory of the player and player… 
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