This Gaming Life: Travels in Three Cities
by Jim Rossignol
Publisher: University of Michigan Press 2008
Torn between unabashed optimism about the future of games and lingering doubts about whether they are just a waste of time, the book 'This Gaming Life' raises some important questions about this new and vital cultural form.
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