Estevanus, Timothy Androsio (2021) TOURNAMENT PLAYERS’ PREFERENCES ON VIDEO GAMES. Other thesis, Universitas Katholik Soegijapranata Semarang.

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This study is based on the fact that video games has become very popular throughout the years that players are popularizing them by playing them regularly through various ways like holding tournaments, selling gaming accounts, and also merchandise. The popularization of video games around the world leads towards a global lifestyle because the players can interact with people online from different languages and cultures. Taking an interest in researching video games, the writer used a qualitative method to collect data via a distributed questionnaire in the form of google form, and also conducted interviews to confirm the answers given by tournament players and participants as subjects of the research. Two research questions became the focus of this research: (1) why are video games identified as popular culture and (2) what are the preferences of the players who play them. The identification of popular culture characteristics takes into account Dukut’s research findings and the preferences make use of Ching and Zammito’s findings. The result of this research finds that 30 respondents who were players and participants from a tournament held by the Faculty of Language and Arts all acknowledged Mobile Legends as a popular video game. The analysis on the popularity found that video games are entertaining, easy to obtain, manipulating, cheap and affordable, creating a global-local lifestyle, reflecting people’s daily lives, reflecting a certain period, is temporary, practical, and is bringing financial benefits. With regards to the preferences, this research found that video games are preferred as a popular thing because it became a medium for English language learning, has an interesting plot, is enjoyed for the building up of characters and play style, and because it gives players the satisfied, relaxed and happy feeling that they searched for

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: 800 Literature
Divisions: Faculty of Language and Art > Department of English Literature
Depositing User: mr AM. Pudja Adjie Sudoso
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2021 06:56
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2021 06:56

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