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ERIC Number: EJ1159558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
The Game "Pokemon Go" as a Crosscultural Phenomenon
Koroleva, D. O.; Kochervey, A. I.; Nasonova, K. M.; Shibeko, Yu. V.
Russian Education & Society, v58 n12 p816-827 2016
The gaming culture of modern childhood takes place not only in real space, but in a virtual one too. These two components (two planes of development) are often viewed in isolation from one another. This study investigates the completely new phenomenon of augmented reality gaming through the lens of "Pokemon Go," and it describes how the game has been able to transcend social, physical, and virtual spaces. We focus on the most active group of users of this mobile app, namely teenagers. We describe how the game satisfies the psychological needs of this age group. We attempt to understand the cross-cultural phenomenon of this game and the course of development these new forms of activity by modern teenagers may take in the future. [This article was translated by Kenneth Cargill.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia
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