Gamelife

A Memoir
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.42 hours)
Product Number: Z100125771
Released: Jun 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427271150
Narrator/s: Peter Berkrot
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Description

You have been awakened. Floppy disk inserted, computer turned on, a whirring, and then this sentence, followed by a blinking cursor. So begins Suspended, the first computer game to obsess seven-year-old Michael, to worm into his head and change his sense of reality. Thirty years later he will write: "Computer games have taught me the things you can't learn from people." Gamelife is the memoir of a childhood transformed by technology. Afternoons spent gazing at pixelated maps and mazes train Michael's eyes for the uncanny side of 1980s suburban Illinois. A game about pirates yields clues to the drama of cafeteria politics and locker-room hazing. And in the year of his parents' divorce, a spaceflight simulator opens a hole in reality. In telling the story of his youth through seven computer games, Michael W. Clune captures the part of childhood we live alone.

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Author(s): Michael W. Clune
Original Publish Date: Sep 15, 2015

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Author(s): Michael W. Clune
Product Number EB00612797
Released: Sep 15, 2015
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374713171

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