British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Global Fantasy II: The Irresistible Spread of the Computer Game?

Synopsis
Explores the globalisation of culture through he contemporary phenomenon of computer games. Surveys gaming culture in Japan, the US and the UK and then explores the global flows of computer games, offering an analysis of what makes a game successful in global terms. Uses the games ‘Pokemon’, ‘Final Fantasy’, ‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘Zombies’ as case studies, and interviews representatives from Sony, Nintendo and Eidos, to offer an insight into both globalisation and the computer game as cultural form.
Series
Introduction to the Social Sciences, An, Course Dd100
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2000
Availability
Out of distribution
Subjects
Sociology
Keywords
computer games; international trade

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
DVD-R
Price
£34.99 (CM)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
29 minutes
Year
2011

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£34.99 (OU)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
29 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Canny Store

Web
https://cannystore.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 207440
Address
The Mansley Centre
Timothy’s Bridge Road
Stratford upon Avon
CV37 9NQ
Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 423 times.