Trigger happy videogames and the entertainment revolution poole steven on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers trigger happy videogames and the entertainment revolution. While reading trigger happy videogames and the entertainment revolution my spouse wondered if videogames are a relevant academic topic during my explanation as to yes they are i discovered that the author steven poole wrote a more recent book i purchased for the library called unspeak which is pretty scholarly in itself. Trigger happy videogames and the entertainment revolution by steven poole arcade publishing 2000 although pooles book is not targeted at an academic audience the first chapter makes it clear why scholars working on contemporary popular culture need to think seriously about videogames. The edge calls trigger happy a seminal piece of work for the first time ever an aficionado with a knowledge of art culture and a real love of gaming takes a critical look at the future of our videogames and compares their aesthetic and economic impact on society to that of film thirty years after the invention of the simplest of games more videogames are played by adults than children. Get this from a library trigger happy videogames and the entertainment revolution steven poole for many videogames are still viewed as a minor form of entertainment shallow at best harmful at worst in this book steven poole draws on movies painting history and literature to analyze
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