Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter
Publish date: June 8th 2010
Pages no: 204
Edition language: English
, Sports And Games
, Pop Culture
, Game Design
, Video Games
One might argue that critical writing about games is difficult because most games are not able to withstand thoughtful criticism. For their part, game magazines publish game review after game review, some of which are spritely and sharp, but they tend to focus on providing consumers with a sense of ...
I was pretty surprised with this one. I honestly didn't think I'd like it. I thought it'd be just another cash in on "nerd culture" and "gamers," pandering to 12 year old kids with an Xbox LIVE subscription. And to be perfectly honest, at times it does feel slightly like that. Only slightly though, ...
There is very little of why games matter and too much gaming review fluff.
Having played video games for most of my life, on both consoles and computers, I expected to absolutely LOVE this book. However, I did find it a bit boring. The author writes about the various games he has played during his lifetime. Grand Theft Auto seemed to be his favorite while he was high on co...
The thing is, if you're going to write a nonfiction book and include some autobiographical elements, like your own experiences playing video games, you've got to face the fact that it can either enrich your narrative, adding a personal voice to the information you're presenting, or it can drive your...
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