Not Just for the Love of the Game

User-created wikis around popular videogames function as affinity spaces (Gee, 2004) and sites of participatory culture (Jenkins, 2006), forming a constellation of literacies (Steinkuehler, 2007) and information (Martin, 2011) around the game. In previous research on wiki editors, we determined that many contributors hope to leverage their experience to gain entry into professional industry positions. The question we address in this paper is whether the content created by these editors is comparable to the professionally published guides around games. Based on lexical and Coh-Metrix analyses of game-based wiki texts, our findings would suggest that the texts themselves do stand up to professional texts.
 

Finding Professional Quality in Game-Based Wikis
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https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6686786.v1