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Overall, it's just not a pleasant read, and if I could go back in time my future-self would warn me that I would hate this book.
This is an okay book, but little more than that; if you have an interest in the topic, you might get some insights, but don't expect too much.
I am one of the rare breed mentioned at the beginning of Tom Bissell's fine book---someone who reads criticism and also plays video games.
It can be hard to find presents for people who have everything. Books around their interests make it a little easier.Published 8 months ago by Papi Crabtree
If you like gaming and are interested in thinking about gaming as an artform then this is a very interesting read. The author focuses on games that have a narrative structure. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Johnny Neutron
I chose this rating because it was a deep and thought provoking analysis that is even nowadays rare to find for the subject of video games.Published 12 months ago by Gabriel A. Rivera-Delgado
As a video game enthusiast in his thirties, this book was everything I needed it to be. I highly recommend it.Published 13 months ago by BRAINIAC4200
It's more a biography than anything else. The book doesn't try to answer "why video games matter" at all, think about this book as the movie Forrest Gump: Tom Bissell takes... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Leonardo Ribeiro Oliveira
After buying this book two years ago, I still pick it up from time to time to reread it. The book still contains relevant anecdotes about game creation, the developers behind the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Becky Jewell
Reading a book from an author who plays games and understands gamers is a great thing. It offers a unique insight with his interviews with insiders in the company.Published 17 months ago by Sean Polvinale