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The role of videogames in mega events: footprints connections

The role of videogames in mega events: footprints connections
The role of videogames in mega events: footprints connections
With advances in new technologies and new digital practices,
video games have gained space and attention
within the context of mega events, like the Olympic
Games and the World Cup. Examples of this phenomenon
are the recognition of video games as a Sport (e-sport) and the
utilisation of video games for educational values. The current chapter
explores the applications of video games for different purposes
in the mega events’ settings. For that, we present several examples
and applications of the recent state of the video games adoption in
this case, analysing cases practices from different countries. This
chapter also summarises the next footsteps for the integration of
video games in mega events and the current challenges faced by
players, businesses and governments.
e-sports, games, olympics, megaevents, videogames
298-315
Engenho Arte e Cultura
Wanick, Vanissa
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Mataruna-Dos-Santos, Leonardo
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Fontes Guimaraes-Mataruna, Andressa
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Mataruna-Dos-Santos, Leonardo Jose
Gama Pena, Bianca
Wanick, Vanissa
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Mataruna-Dos-Santos, Leonardo
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Fontes Guimaraes-Mataruna, Andressa
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Mataruna-Dos-Santos, Leonardo Jose
Gama Pena, Bianca

Wanick, Vanissa, Mataruna-Dos-Santos, Leonardo and Fontes Guimaraes-Mataruna, Andressa (2017) The role of videogames in mega events: footprints connections. In, Mataruna-Dos-Santos, Leonardo Jose and Gama Pena, Bianca (eds.) Mega Events Footprints: Past, Present and Future. 1 ed. Brazil. Engenho Arte e Cultura, pp. 298-315.

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Abstract

With advances in new technologies and new digital practices,
video games have gained space and attention
within the context of mega events, like the Olympic
Games and the World Cup. Examples of this phenomenon
are the recognition of video games as a Sport (e-sport) and the
utilisation of video games for educational values. The current chapter
explores the applications of video games for different purposes
in the mega events’ settings. For that, we present several examples
and applications of the recent state of the video games adoption in
this case, analysing cases practices from different countries. This
chapter also summarises the next footsteps for the integration of
video games in mega events and the current challenges faced by
players, businesses and governments.

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Published date: 11 September 2017
Keywords: e-sports, games, olympics, megaevents, videogames

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Local EPrints ID: 414231
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/414231
PURE UUID: 430fe2e4-6977-4945-b6d3-328e58af76af
ORCID for Vanissa Wanick: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6367-1202

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Date deposited: 20 Sep 2017 16:31
Last modified: 18 May 2024 01:53

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Author: Vanissa Wanick ORCID iD
Author: Leonardo Mataruna-Dos-Santos
Author: Andressa Fontes Guimaraes-Mataruna
Editor: Leonardo Jose Mataruna-Dos-Santos
Editor: Bianca Gama Pena

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