Extra lives why video games matter paperback june 14 2011 by tom bissell author 41 out of 5 stars 89 ratings see all formats and editions hide other formats and editions amazon price new from used from kindle edition please retry cdn 1399 audible audiobook unabridged please retry cdn 000 free with your audible trial hardcover deckle edge please retry cdn 2961 . The title of this book is extra lives why video games matter i normally wouldnt begin a review with such a mundane sentence but it is vital to understanding my reaction to the book the eponymous question is never answered in this volume. Extra lives why video games matter item preview remove circle share or embed this item embed embed for wordpresscom hosted a personal assessment of the authors addiction to video games explores his favorites their roles as modern forms of popular art and their habit forming appeal while considering how he has neglected his professional and social responsibilities in favorof . Extra lives why video games matter is a 2010 non fiction book by journalist and critic tom bissell discussing the social relevance and importance of video games as well as defending the medium against detractors bissell takes a slightly ambivalent stance towards the cultural relevance of the medium describing the conflict between gameplay and narrative advances and the possibility for the
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