Extra Lives. Why Video Games Matter

This book is about the profoundly ambivalent experience of playing video games, mostly of big-budget action and science fiction titles for consoles like the Xbox and PlayStation. Because the interactive nature of video games Bissell thinks of them “as gripping as any fiction and finds in them “a form of storytelling that is, in many ways, completely unprecedented.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/20/books/review/Suellentrop-t.html

http://www.amazon.com/Extra-Lives-Video-Games-Matter/dp/0307378705