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Title:
Trigger happy : videogames and the entertainment revolution
Author:
Poole, Steven, 1972-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Arcade Pub., [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
242 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781559705394
Format :
Book

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Central Library GV1469.3 .P66 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

A groundbreaking cultural study of videogames traces their history and explains why they will become the dominant popular art form in the 21st century. 20 illustrations.


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Library Journal Review

Who can resist the allure of a well-crafted video game experience? Certainly not the millions of people who awaited the American release of Playstation 2 (on October 26, 2000) and the hordes of PC owners who recently made Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo II one of the fastest-selling computer games in history. Poole, a British writer, journalist, and frequent contributor to the Times Literary Supplement, captures the history and appeal of video gaming concisely and explains in a scholarly manner the visceral thrill felt by experienced electronic game fans. Concrete examples from a large variety of past and current video games abound, including actual screenshots from many of them. Poole prophesizes a bright future for the interactive electronic gaming medium by making positive comparisons between it and another major entertainment medium: film. Recommended for public and academic libraries with popular and electronic media collections.-David M. Lisa, Wayne P.L., Wayne, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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