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Hats of affect : a study of affect, achievements and hats in Team Fortress 2

Moore, Christopher 2011, Hats of affect : a study of affect, achievements and hats in Team Fortress 2, Game Studies, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 1-14.

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Title Hats of affect : a study of affect, achievements and hats in Team Fortress 2
Author(s) Moore, Christopher
Journal name Game Studies
Volume number 11
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 14
Publisher I T Universitetet i Koebenhavn
Place of publication Copenhagen, Denmark
Publication date 2011-02
ISSN 1604-7982
Keyword(s) affect
achievements
persona
FPS
Team Fortress 2
hats
Summary An iconic staple of the First-Person Shooter genre, Team Fortress 2 , is popular for its chaotic action, distinguished by its painterly aesthetics, and made unique by the introduction of hats as rewards for its players. This study investigates the intersection of virtual millinery items, player achievements, user generated content and the implications for online gamer personas as they are connected to the digital distribution platform, Steam. The article examines the iterations of affect involved in the design and play of a game no longer imagined by its publisher, the Valve Corporation, as a distinct commodity but rather a commercial community service.

Language eng
Field of Research 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, The Author
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30041568

Document type: Journal Article
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