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Understanding Video Games: The Essential Introduction

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Understanding Video Games : The Essential Introduction. / Heide Smith, Jonas; Tosca, Susana Pajares; Egenfeldt-Nielsen, Simon.

New York, London : Routledge, 2008. 304 p.

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Heide Smith J, Tosca SP, Egenfeldt-Nielsen S. Understanding Video Games: The Essential Introduction. New York, London: Routledge, 2008. 304 p.

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