DEATH BY VIDEO GAME: TALES OF OBSESSION FROM THE VIRTUAL FRONTLINE

Simon Parkin, Elaine Threepwood (Spanish Translation)



 

Whether it's Space Invaders, Candy Crush Saga or Grand Theft Auto, video games draw us in and don't let go. In Taiwan, a spate of deaths at gaming cafés is raising a question: why is it that some of us are playing games beyond the limits of our physical wellbeing?


Death by Video Game uncovers the real stories behind our video game obsession. Along the way, award-winning journalist Simon Parkin meets the players and game developers at the frontline of virtual extremism, including the New York surgeon attempting to break the Donkey Kong world record; the Minecraft player three years into an epic journey towards the edge of the game's vast virtual world and the German hacker who risked prison to discover the secrets behind Half-Life 2.


Investigating the impact of video games on our lives, Death by Video Game will change the way we think about our virtual playgrounds.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Paperback

1st Edition

9781781254219

2015

288

English

Hardcover

2nd Edition

9781612195407

2016

272

English

Paperback

2nd Edition

9781612196206

2017

272

Spanish

Paperback

9788416354399

2016

272

AUDIOBOOK DETAILS

LANGUAGE

LENGTH

VERSION

NARRATORS

YEAR

English

7.25 hours

Unabridged

Toby Longworth

2015

OTHER NAMES

  • DEATH BY VIDEO GAME: DANGER, PLEASURE, AND OBSESSION ON THE VIRTUAL FRONTLINE

  • MUERTE POR VIDEOJUEGO

 

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