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Art and Videogames

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Have you always thought videogames were an art? Here's the book to prove you right, down, down, left and up. 
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While film and TV have been called art (or at least the potential to be art), Video games have been less fortunate.
It might be because games are forever associated with being infantile and pointless in a way that, say, watching even the worst TV isn't.
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Or it might be because there's a great deal of games made to appeal to the basest of instincts. Whatever the reason, 'Art and Videogames' is the first book that analyses the relationship between art and video games.
Covering the entire history of videogames from the '60s to today, the book focuses on the art of game designing, gaming's unique position on the outskirts of culture and brief biographies on several game designers. Buy this book and leave it near the TV.
It'll be the perfect rebuttal to anyone asking why you have to finish that online friendly on Fifa.

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