Trigger Happy by Steven Poole
Videogames and the Entertainment Revolution

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Videogames first came on the market thirty years ago as a marginal technological curiosity. Now they are virtually everywhere. Videogame sales have equaled movie sales. They are played by more adults than children, and game design can even be studied in college. Yet videogames are still often viewed as a minor form of entertainment, at best shallow, or at worst harmful. Now, Steven Poole argues that videogames are a nascent art for on track to supersede movies as the most popular and innovative form of entertainment in the new century.

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Steven Poole is a journalist and writer who has contributed articles to the Guardian,the Independent,and the Times Literary Supplement,and has worked as a composer for television and short films.
Published September 29, 2000 by Arcade Publishing. 256 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Humor & Entertainment, History. Non-fiction

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Despite its title, this is not a diatribe against video games, but rather a history that finds unappreciated nuances and aesthetic importance in them.

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