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Bit by bit : how video games transformed our world / Andrew Ervin.

Ervin, Andrew. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Kirtland Community College Library GV 1469.3 .E78 2017 30775305531197 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780465039708
  • ISBN: 0465039707
  • Physical Description: viii, 290 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. Epic origins -- 2. Era of innovation -- 3. Atari -- 4. Call to adventure -- 5. Arcade projects -- 6. The first auteur -- 7. The renaissance -- 8. Dialing up -- 9. An American master -- 10. World of warcraft -- 11. Trigger warnings -- 12. Exile and the kingdom -- 13. New auteurs -- 14. The art question -- 15. Restart -- Appendix: My 11 favorite games.
Summary, etc.:
"Charting the material and technological history of video games, from the 1950s to the present"-- Provided by publisher.
Ervin blends history, memoir and reportage to examine the explosive popularity of video games. He shows how games constitute a unique storytelling medium that offers us startling new ways to think about our lives and the world around us. And he argues that the best games, as defined by the aesthetic and even political ambitions of their creators, rise to the level of art.
Subject: Video games > History.
Video games > Technological innovations.

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Bit by Bit : How Video Games Transformed Our World
Bit by Bit : How Video Games Transformed Our World
by Ervin, Andrew
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Author Notes

Bit by Bit : How Video Games Transformed Our World

Andrew Ervin is the author of Extraordinary Renditions and Burning Down George Orwell's House . He has written essays and reviews for the New York Times Book Review , Chicago Tribune , San Francisco Chronicle , and others. He teaches part time at Temple University and lives with his wife in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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