Theoretical Frameworks for Analysing Turn-Based Computer Strategy Games

  title={Theoretical Frameworks for Analysing Turn-Based Computer Strategy Games},
  author={Nick P. Caldwell},
  journal={Media International Australia},
  pages={42 - 51}
  • N. Caldwell
  • Published 1 February 2004
  • Sociology
  • Media International Australia
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