Bit by Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our World

Bit by Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our World

by Andrew Ervin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465039708
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,222,697
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Andrew Ervin is the author of Extraordinary Renditions and Burning Down George Orwell's House. He has written essays and reviews for the New York Times Book Review, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and others. He teaches part time at Temple University and lives with his wife in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Purpose of Playing 1

1 Epic Origins 13

2 Era of Innovation 27

3 Atari 39

4 Call to Adventure 53

5 Arcade Projects 73

6 The First Auteur 89

7 The Renaissance 103

8 Dialing Up 117

9 An American Master 129

10 World of Warcraft 147

11 Trigger Warnings 165

12 Exile and the Kingdom 181

13 New Auteurs 195

14 The Art Question 211

15 Restart 221

Appendix My 11 Favorite Games 235

Acknowledgements 235

Notes 237

Index 275

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