Boston Globe: Smart, engaging videogame commentary

By Jesse Singal
Boston Globe

How to Talk about Videogames by Ian BogostThe conversation about video games is blossoming right now. It’s a million conversations, really, touching upon everything from arcane design philosophies to games’ political messages to the never-ending debates about free speech.

It can all be a bit overwhelming. But if you want an engaging, enjoyable tour of the video game commentary in 2015 conducted by a smart and entertaining writer, you’d be hard-pressed to do much better than “How to Talk About Videogames,” a new book by Ian Bogost. A game designer and professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Bogost writes regularly about the business and art of video games for a wide variety of outlets, including The Atlantic, where he’s a contributing editor.

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