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Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307378705
Availability: Special order, subject to availability. Arrives in our store in 10+ days if available
Published: Pantheon - June 8th, 2010

Rarely have I read and thought "Finally!" more often and with such vigor. Sure, the highbrowed will say there's no art in absorption, and parents just won't understand, but Bissell's book--which aims "to explain why video games matter, and why they do not matter more"--does so in smart, sharp, funny prose. It's the first best book on the power and potential (often frustratingly unrealized) of the video game as a new medium for stories. Maybe even art.


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