More Than a Game: Sports-Themed Video Games and Player Narratives

  title={More Than a Game: Sports-Themed Video Games and Player Narratives},
  author={Garry Crawford and Victoria K. Gosling},
  journal={Sociology of Sport Journal},
This article considers the social importance of sports-themed video games, and more specifically, discusses their use and role in the construction of gaming and wider social narratives. Here, building on our own and wider sociological and video games studies, we advocate adopting an audience research perspective that allows for consideration of not only narratives within games but also how these narratives are used and located within the everyday lives of gamers. In particular, we argue that… 

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