Bit by Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our World by Andrew Ervin

By Andrew Ervin

An acclaimed critic argues that games are the main important paintings type of our time
Video video games have possible taken over our lives. while players as soon as constituted a small and principally male tradition, at the present time sixty seven percentage of yankee families play games. the typical gamer is now thirty-four years outdated and spends 8 hours every one week playing--and there's a forty percentage probability this individual is a woman.
In Bit by way of Bit, Andrew Ervin units out to appreciate the explosive acclaim for games. He travels to executive laboratories, junk outlets, and arcades. He interviews scientists and video game designers, either young and old. In charting the fabric and technological background of games, from the Fifties to the current, he means that their allure starts off and ends with the feel of creativity they instill in avid gamers. As Ervin argues, video games are paintings simply because they're attractive, relocating, or even political--and simply because they flip gamers into artists themselves.

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