If you are in any way interested in the study of video games, then you will want to pick up this book. If only it had been published three or four years ago, when I was researching and writing my thesis. It would have been invaluable for me. Anyway, it’s a great read, and some of the answers are interesting, humourous, and enlightening.
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About Difficult Questions About Videogames
365 pages. 969 responses. 71 contributors.
Difficult Questions About Videogames is a unique and vital document of the state of contemporary thinking and opinion on this most pervasive, important and misunderstood of popular cultural forms.
Never before have CEOs, developers, journalists, academics and (of course) players been brought together to sweat it out over the same difficult questions.
Their answers are radical, loving, conservative, funny, mundane, controversial and emotional – what binds them together is the commitment that these questions are worth answering, because games matter.