12 Days Of Christmas: Extra Lives

In the run up to christmas, we’ll be highlighting some of the more interesting, quirky gaming style gifts. Today we’re recommending Extra Lives, one of our favourite books about video games.

There’s very few books out there that manage to straddle the clever/accessible divide like Extra Lives. Tom Bissell manages to go in-depth with some of gaming’s best creators to get an insight into where gaming’s at, and where it could go in the future.

It’s also an extremely personal book, both in terms of the experiences gaming has brought Bissell and the way in which it has helped him in his personal life. It’s one of the best books ever written about games, and if you are at all interested in the broader issues of video games we thoroughly recommend this book.


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