This Gaming Life: Travels in Three Cities (Paperback)Jim Rossignol (author)
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Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 213 x 137 x 15 mm
---Chris Baker, Wired
"This Gaming Life is a fascinating and eye-opening look into the real human impact of gaming culture. Traveling the globe and drawing anecdotes from many walks of life, Rossignol takes us beyond the media hype and into the lives of real people whose lives have been changed by gaming. The results may surprise you."
--Raph Koster, game designer and author of A Theory of Fun for Game Design
"We need more writers like Jim Rossignol, writers who are intimately familiar with gaming, who are conversant in the latest research surrounding games, and are able to write cogently and interestingly about the experience of playing as well as the deeper significance of games."
--Chris Baker, Wired
"Whether you're a passionate gamer or a dabbler, This Gaming Life serves as an attentive guidebook through some the most interesting landmarks of gaming's recent journey."
"Is obsessive video gaming a character flaw? In This Gaming Life, Jim Rossignol answers with an emphatic 'no, ' and offers a passionate and engaging defense of what is too often considered a 'bad habit' or 'guilty pleasure.'"
--Joshua Davis, author of The Underdog
"This is a wonderfully literate look at gaming cultures, which you don't have to be a gamer to enjoy. The Korea section blew my mind."
--John Seabrook, New Yorker staff writer and author of Flash of Genius and Other True Stories of Invention
"Moves beyond the well-worn tropes of corrupted youth and escapism to tackle larger issues concerning the form and function of videogames. . . . a strong addition to any well-read enthusiast's personal library, and a great recommendation for nonbelievers. . . . Rossignol's familiarity and insight into gaming history and culture provides This Gaming Life with authority, and the narrative he constructs turns a subject primarily concerned with pushing pixels into something readily accessible."