Death by Video Game

Death by Video Game

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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 cafAcs 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.In 2012, the Kirmse brothers released the gamea#39;s files as open source, so that anybody can play and join in the great work of ... In the next few years, the group hopes to bring Meridian 59 to Steam, the most popular global digital game store, anbsp;...

Title:Death by Video Game
Author:Simon Parkin
Publisher:Serpent's Tail - 2015-08-13


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