Zelda 64 and Video Game Fans

  title={Zelda 64 and Video Game Fans},
  author={Mia Consalvo},
  journal={Television \& New Media},
  pages={321 - 334}
  • M. Consalvo
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • Art
  • Television & New Media
This article argues that to better understand and theorize video games and game playing, it is necessary to study the activities of gamers themselves. This research examines game fans' construction of walkthroughs, which guide other players through the action and story of the game. It is argued that these walkthroughs function as narratives for gamers, which are read intertextually by game fans. Further, gamers should be considered active creators of meaning regarding games, as they exhibit… 

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