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Interpreting Games: Meaning Creation in the Context of Temporality and Interactivity

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The concept of interpretation applied to texts, videos, pictures, posts and all other types of media is varied. Objects are open to different forms of interpretation and games, as objects of meaning, are no exception. Explicating meaning creation in games will create a better understanding of game functions and their effects. This study explores how games alter the process of meaning creation through investigating their detailed properties and differentiation from other forms of media as objects of interpretation. This study argues that understanding meaning creation in games entails more than an examination of the presentation layer by a deeper analysis that considers interactivity and temporality. It contends that due to the interactive nature of games, the role of player participation is vital because gamers influence the operative mechanics of games and hence their meanings.

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Feminist Graphic Narratives: The Ongoing Game of Eluding Censorship

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Gender Role Attitudes among Higher Education Students in Jordan

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Burnout and Depressive Symptomatology of the Employees in Institutions of Chronic Diseases

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