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Extra lives : why video games matter /

Tom Bissell.

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Main Author: Bissell, Tom
Published: New York, NY : Pantheon Books, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Topics: Video games - History. | Video games - Social aspects.
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Main Author: Bissell, Tom, 1974-
Physical Description: xiv, 218 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN: 9780307378705
Summary: Synopsis: Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of thirty-four. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, BioShock, and Oblivion for, literally, days. Until recently, Bissell was somewhat reluctant to admit to his passion for games. In this, he is not alone. Millions of adults spend hours every week playing video games, and the industry itself now reliably out earns Hollywood. But the wider culture seems to regard video games as, at best, well designed if mindless entertainment. Extra Lives is an impassioned defense of this assailed and misunderstood art form.
Notes: Includes index.

More Details for: Extra lives : why video games matter