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  • Title This Gaming Life: Travels in Three Cities
  • Author(s) Jim Rossignol
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press (May 29, 2008); eBook (Creative Commons Licensed)
  • License(s): CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • eBook: HTML, PDF, ePub, and MP3 (audio book)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0472116355
  • ISBN-13:978-0472116355

Book Description

This Gaming Life is a fascinating and eye-opening look into the real human impact of gaming culture.

Traveling the globe and drawing anecdotes from many walks of life, the author takes us beyond the media hype and into the lives of real people whose lives have been changed by gaming. The results may surprise you.

It describes the author's encounters in three cities: London, Seoul, and Reyjkavik. From his days as a Quake genius in London's increasingly corporate gaming culture; to Korea, where gaming is a high stakes televised national sport; to Iceland, the home of his ultimate obsession, the idiosyncratic and beguiling Eve Online, Rossignol introduces us to a vivid and largely undocumented world of gaming lives.

About the Authors
  • Jim Rossignol is a habitual gamer who grew up in a tediously middle-class village in the south of England. He is also a world-renowned games journalist who currently writes for Wired, The BBC, PC Gamer, and many other media outlets. His populist group-blogging project rockpapershotgun.com continues to expand its cult popularity. He lives in Bath, England.
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