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Here lies ‘ZOMBIESLAYER2000’, May He Rest in Pieces: Mortuary Archaeology in MMOs, MMORPGs, and MOBAs

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1. Title Title of document Here lies ‘ZOMBIESLAYER2000’, May He Rest in Pieces: Mortuary Archaeology in MMOs, MMORPGs, and MOBAs - The Public Archaeology of Death
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Rachael Nicholson;
3. Subject Discipline(s) archaeology
4. Subject Keyword(s) mortuary archaeology; MMO; video games; virtual death; archaeogaming
5. Subject Subject classification mortuary archaeology
6. Description Abstract Increasingly, mortuary archaeology is manifesting itself in virtual environments via online games as an integral part of contemporary culture. This chapter presents a review of some of the key ways by which mortuary archaeology is apparent within online gaming genres. The focus will be on MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Play Games) and MOBAs (Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas), focusing on a select number of games to illustrate the following themes: death as a mechanic for players, the use of permanent death, and games as mortuary spaces.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Jan-2019
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.34670
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; The Public Archaeology of Death
16. Language English=en en
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd