Inside the mind of the machine : an exploratory study of Street Fighter IV players
Slaček Brlek, Aleksander Sašo (Author)

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In the article I explore online communities of players of the fighting game Street Fighter IV. I use non participant observation to analyse the way players relate to the game and construct their experience of it. The analysis reveals a profound immersion of Street Fighter IV players into gameplay mechanics. They analyse the minutest technical details of the game engine to gain a competitive advantage and have developed a terminology that covers both technical and strategic aspects. To progress in the game players have to hone their skills through constant practice that improves their motoric skills and reflexes, and by devising a strategy and learning to anticipate the moves of the opponents.

Keywords:Cultural studies, Kulturne študije, sociologija kulture, Svetovni splet, Video games, Videoigre, World Wide Web
Work type:Not categorized (r6)
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FDV - Faculty of Social Sciences
Publisher:Fakulteta za sociologijo, politične vede in novinarstvo v Ljubljani
Number of pages:str. 59-71, 187
Numbering:Letn. 51, št. 1
ISSN on article:0040-3598
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Title:Teorija in praksa
Shortened title:Teor. praksa
Publisher:Visoka šola za politične vede
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Secondary language

V članku raziskujem spletne skupnosti igralcev igre Street Fighter IV. Z opazovanjem brez udeležbe analiziram načine, na katere igralci vzpostavljajo odnos z igro in konstruirajo izkušnjo igranja. Analiza razkriva, da so igralci igre Street Figther IV globoko vpleteni v mehaniko igre. V razpravah analizirajo tehnične podrobnosti algoritma igre in razvijajo terminologijo, ki pokriva tako tehnične kot strateške vidike igre. Za napredovanje v igri morajo igralci neprestano uriti svoje motorične sposobnosti in reflekse ter zasnovati strategijo in se naučiti predvidevati poteze nasprotnika.

Keywords:sociologija kulture

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