James Paul Gee
Davidson, D. (2009). Well played 1.0: video games, value and meaning. Pittsburgh, PA: ETC Press., pp. 263-274
Publication year: 2009

Originallly appeared in Well Played 1.0.  This version appeared in my book Unified Discourse Analysis (Routledge, 2014)

In this chapter, I analyze Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (hereafter “MGS4”). I use some of the tools developed earlier. I will argue that in some respects MSG4 is a virtual tutorial on what it means to play video games and what sort of conversations they can set up.