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Communities and Online Gaming

Toxic Identity Performance and Problematic Behaviour and its Relationship with Online Gaming

Online gaming is where people, connected over the internet participate in a competitive or collaborative environment to achieve a task set by a game, often enhanced with verbal and/or visual communication (Maher, 2016). Although, the online gaming community is not restricted to the online collaboration of multi-player games, it also includes individuals who play single player games who interact over online platforms such as social media (Mohd Affendi, 2008). Online gaming can be considered a social Read more [...]
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Communities and Online Gaming

World of Warcraft: The spectrum Between Networks and Communities

Community is a very ubiquitous concept that many interact with on a day to day basis, however many fail to fully understand it. Many confuse community with the similar idea of a network because of how these two ideas interact with one another. There are many places to see communities and networks interact but non is more apparent than online video games such as World of Warcraft. Online games are a very complex media and often demand a lot from their players in order for them to achieve success. Read more [...]