Terms of Play Book Review

Terms of Play: Essays on Words that Matter in Videogame Theory
by Zach Waggoner, editor
McFarland Books, 2013
$40.00; 244 pages
ISBN 978-0-7864-9670-3

I received this book for free as part of LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program.

I have been sitting on this book for two years, so that finally became the basis for my review. I just can't read this book. I picked it up and put it down several times during the past two years, and I am now willing to consider the book unreadable and move on.

I have a confession to make. At one point, during a slough of despond, I actually considered doing something like this book as a career. I looked into graduate programs, went to a conference, I even did some thesis work. Thankfully, nothing ever came of it, and I regained my senses. Seeing this book, I was fortunate indeed. There are interesting things to say about videogames, but I don't think you will find them here.

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