Rossignol’s “This Gaming Life” now available online for free

Wednesday, 7th July 2010 15:43 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


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.

Via: RPS.



  1. mington

    Riveting, i’d rather read the bible

    bring it!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Windsmeare

    I’ve read the bible. The Zebra did it.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    Go on. It’s free. Do him a favour.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 What’s the Bible?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. mington

    @2 ^SPOILER^ :D

    #5 5 years ago
  6. mington

    @3 oh ok, i’ve got to finish off reading the Koran first

    @4 It’s pretty much ‘Being the creator for Dummies’

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Windsmeare

    @4. A rip roaring thrill ride of pure adrenaline.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. mington

    amazon review of the bible

    reading this has been the highlight of my day :D

    scroll up

    #8 5 years ago
  9. spiderLAW

    I agree!!! Excellent book!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @8 Great find mingers…

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Stephany Nunneley

    @8 That was the best thing I have read in ages :D

    #11 5 years ago
  12. spiderLAW

    That was awesome! because of his intellegent wording.

    I as a Christian would take offense normally but it was funny. And i dont hate or dislike non-believers, instead i like to befriend them and convince them otherwise in a easy going, non-forceful, friendly manner. If they dont change then (i kill them) i just remain friends with them and accept them either way.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. deanimate

    you really believe in all that eh?
    indoctrination from birth or you “found god”?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    @13 No flame wars

    Faith doesn’t need proof to believe in just conviction.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. LarsWestergren

    So… getting back to games, This Gaming Life is a pretty good book. You should read it. It is also available to buy from Amazon and other online bookstores.

    #15 5 years ago

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