Games journalist Jim Rossignol’s book, This Gaming Life: Travels in Three Cities, is now available online for free in lovely digital format.
In it, Rossignol offer’s “an insider’s view of online games and how they change us”.
The book describes Rossignol’s encounters with gamers in London, Seoul, and Reyjkavik, and spans from days playing Quake to Korea’s televised professional gaming culture, and then off to his adventures in Iceland with Eve Online.
Here’s the description from Amazon, where you can still purchase the book in paperback for £12.71:
Rossignol introduces us to a still emerging and largely undocumented world of gaming lives. Torn between unabashed enthusiasm and optimism about the future of gaming and lingering doubts about whether games are just a waste of time, “This Gaming Life” also raises important questions about this new and vital cultural form. Should we celebrate the ‘serious’ educational, social, and cultural value games, as academics and journalists are beginning to do? Or do these high-minded justifications simply perpetuate the stereotype of games as a lesser form of fun? Could it be that the true value of games lies in their ability to stave off boredom?
Rossignol, who writes for RPS, has also penned articles for Wired, The BBC, PC Gamer, and other media outlets.
Get the digitized version through here.