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The Resource This gaming life : travels in three cities, Jim Rossignol

This gaming life : travels in three cities, Jim Rossignol

Label
This gaming life : travels in three cities
Title
This gaming life
Title remainder
travels in three cities
Statement of responsibility
Jim Rossignol
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""In May 2000 I was fired from my job as a reporter on a finance newsletter because of an obsession with a videogame. It was the best thing that ever happened to me." So begins this story of personal redemption through the unlikely medium of electronic games. Quake, World of Warcraft, Eve Online and other online games not only offered author Jim Rossignol an excellent escape from the tedium of office life. They also provided him with a diverse global community and a job--as a games journalist. Part personal history, part travel narrative, part philosophical reflection on the meaning of play, This Gaming Life describes Rossignol'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. Torn between unabashed optimism about the future of games and lingering doubts about whether they are just a waste of time, This Gaming Life also raises important questions about this new and vital cultural form. Should we celebrate the "serious" educational, social, and cultural value of games, as academics and journalists are beginning to do? Or do these high-minded justifications simply perpetuate the stereotype of games as a lesser form of fun? In this beautifully written, richly detailed, and inspiring book, Rossignol brings these abstract questions to life, immersing us in a vibrant landscape of gaming experiences."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
VWM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rossignol, Jim
Dewey number
794.8
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1469.34.S52
LC item number
R67 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Video games
  • Video games
Label
This gaming life : travels in three cities, Jim Rossignol
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Model living
  • Home : the window
  • The playlist
  • London
  • How games make gamers
  • The big smoke
  • Seoul
  • A gamers' world
  • Propagandists
  • Reykjavik
  • The special relationship
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (213 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472116355
Lccn
2007052485
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
This gaming life : travels in three cities, Jim Rossignol
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Model living
  • Home : the window
  • The playlist
  • London
  • How games make gamers
  • The big smoke
  • Seoul
  • A gamers' world
  • Propagandists
  • Reykjavik
  • The special relationship
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (213 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472116355
Lccn
2007052485
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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