Vol. 6 No. 10 (2012)

Loading presents its end-of-year issue! As we head into the holidays, we want to thank all those who make Loading possible. From our authors to our reviewers, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for yet another year of great contributions from this, our still-burgeoning field. This Holiday issue prominently features two themes. The first is that of 'nostalgia', as the works of Gillespie and Hodson take us on a fascinating journey into the world of dungeon crawling games and Beatles' Rock Band respectively. The second is that of 'interface', as Mandiberg explores the notion of in-game localization and translation as an important means of shaping the ludic experience. This is followed by White's investigation of tutorial interfaces and the facilitation of novice learning in World of Warcraft. We hope you have all had a terrific and rewarding 2012, and we hope you'll join us in January for our special issue on indie gaming!
Published: 2012-12-20