by Compton, Shanna.Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Soft Skull Press, Description: 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781932360578; 1932360573.Subject(s): Video games -- Social aspects | Video games -- Psychological aspects
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In Gamers, writers, artists, scholars, poets, and programmers talk about what gaming means to them and discuss the growing impact of video games on fashion, fiction, film, and music. Essays feature a glittering mix of topics from the esoteric to the purely entertaining: gender identity in relation to gaming, video golf as a meditative exercise, Ms. Pacman versus The Sims, the similarities between writing fiction and programming, the confessions of a video poker junkie, and much more.
Walkthrough : an introduction / Shanna Compton -- From ... plowing the dark / Richard Powers -- I am telling you this because I trust you not to use it against me / Whitney Pastorek -- Coin-op physics : a vector-graphics retrospective / Drew Gardner -- Flying off the screen : observations from the golden age of the American video game arcade / Ernest Hilbert -- Our fingers & thumbs / J. Brandon Housley -- 8-bit primitive homage to the Atari 2600 / Mark Lamoureux -- Playing material girl / Katie Degentesh -- Marking out : consuming inauthenticity / Marion Wrenn -- Some fine shootin : ... Big buck hunter II... / Luis Jaramillo -- Finish him / K. Thor Jensen -- Are you hot enough to play with Journey? Todd Rogers is / Daniel Nester -- Why can't you crouch / Marc Nesbitt -- Pleasure circuit overload / Jim Munroe -- Virtual interludes / Laurel Snyder -- Back-seat driver : ... Vice city... / Maureen Thorson -- Stroke this / Thomas Kelly -- Delicious absence / Shannon Holman -- Fake football, real manly / Aaron McCollough -- Cheating your way to the top in ... America : the game... / Bill Spratch -- Robber, sailboat, atom, book / Shelley Jackson -- I am a freak / Roland Kelts -- Language explosion : poetry & entertainment in ... Arteroids 2.50... / Jim Andrews -- Yes, but is it a game / Nic Kelman.