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Death by video game : tales of obsession from the virtual frontline

Author: Simon Parkin
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'Death by Video Game' uncovers the real stories behind our video game obsession. Along the way, award-winning journalist Simon Parkin meets the players and game developers at the frontline of virtual extremism, including the New York surgeon attempting to break the Donkey Kong world record; the Minecraft player three years into an epic journay towards the edge of the game's vast virtual world and the German hacker  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Parkin
ISBN: 9781781254219 1781254214
OCLC Number: 919074730
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 282 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 01. Chronoslip --
02. Success --
03. Lost In The System --
04. Discovery --
05. Belonging --
06. Evil --
07. Empathy --
08. Hiding Place --
09. Mystery --
10. Healing --
11. Survival --
12. Utopia.
Responsibility: Simon Parkin.

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"'Death by Video Game' uncovers the real stories behind our video game obsession. Along the way, award-winning journalist Simon Parkin meets the players and game developers at the frontline of virtual extremism, including the New York surgeon attempting to break the Donkey Kong world record; the Minecraft player three years into an epic journay towards the edge of the game's vast virtual world and the German hacker who risked prison to discover the secrets behind Half-life 2. Investigating the impact of video games on our lives, 'Death by Video Game' will change the way we think about out virtual playgrounds"--Page 4 of cover.

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Parkin has a deft sense of the ways that video games appeal to and satiate the longings of the spirit ... Death by Video Game offers an excellent sociocultural study of the 21st century's Read more...

 
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