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Video games are now the most consumed medium ever, with annual sales topping $20 billion but it's not just the audience that's changed as tom bissell, a journalist, former salon writer and lifelong gamer, explains in his new book, extra lives: why video games matter, the graphics, storytelling and. Free essay: professor yates english 101 12 may 2013 summary and response tom bissell, in his essay, “extra lives: why video games matter” has described video. Extra lives: why video games matter tombissell new york: vintage books, 2010 kimberly l kulovitz university of wisconsin–milwaukee search for more papers by this author kimberly l kulovitz university of wisconsin–milwaukee search for more papers by this author first published: 22 february.
Tom bissell's new book extra lives: why video games matter (pantheon, 240 pp, $2295) aims a tentative mortar shot at these targets it comes at the right time these are potent days for video gamers the baby steps taken by pong, space invaders, and doom have become the thundering footfalls of. Despite all the time he's spent with a controller in hand—and despite the fact that extra lives carries the subtitle “why video games matter”—bissell admits to being “routinely torn about whether video games are a worthy way to spend my time,” and is pained that games “crash any cocktail-party rationale. Are video games mindlessly violent and hopelessly juvenile or a creative medium with unbelievable potential for immersive storytelling writer and critic tom bissell says both mostly though he finds them wholly addictive and he comes by his appraisal after hundreds, maybe thousands, of hours of. Author and video game aficionado tom bissell is just one of millions of kids who grew up with console games and never abandoned the hobby in his new book, extra lives: why video games matter, he describes the creative choices that go into creating the virtual worlds of mayhem and fantasy.
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Extra lives: why video games matter is a 2010 non-fiction book by journalist and critic tom bissell discussing the social relevance and importance of video games as well as defending the medium against detractors bissell takes a slightly ambivalent stance towards the cultural relevance of the medium, describing the. Tom bissell is the author of my favorite book on video games, extra lives: why video games matter, which i called “the finest account yet of what it feels like to be a video game player” when i reviewed it in the new york times these days, he is a writer for video games like uncharted 4, the vanishing of. Whether you love video games, loathe video games, or are merely curious about why they are becoming the dominant popular art form of our time, extra lives is required tom bissell is the author of chasing the sea, god lives in st petersburg, the father of all things, why video games matter, magic hours: essays on.