Virtual Ascendance: Video Games and the Remaking of Reality by Devin C. Griffiths

By Devin C. Griffiths

From college lunchrooms to the White residence press room, games are a vital part of our pop culture, and the at the back of them touches all points of our lives, gamer and non-gamer alike. enterprise and leisure, health and wellbeing and drugs, politics and battle, social interplay and schooling, all fall lower than its impression.

Virtual Ascendance tells the tale of a previously fringe firm that, while few have been being attentive, exploded right into a multi-billion buck affecting the very approach we are living. Griffiths paints an intensive and vibrant photograph of the game undefined, illuminating many of the, and sometimes extraordinary, methods it’s altering how we paintings, play and reside. He brings readers alongside on his personal trip of discovery, from the again room of a small Irish pub the place contributors of the second-largest enclave meet every month, to a school health center the place the Wii is getting used to regard Parkinson’s victims — and in all places in between.

Virtual Ascendance is greater than only a tale approximately games, notwithstanding. It’s the tale of an awakening, of a awareness youth hobby has exploded right into a thriving company — one rooted in leisure yet whose tendrils succeed in into almost all facets of lifestyles and society.

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