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Virtual Ascendance

Video Games and the Remaking of Reality
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Devin C. Griffiths
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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1: Down The Rabbit Hole
I Am Therefore I Game
2: From The Coin-op To The Console: How Did We Get Here?
Let The Games Begin
1972: A Pong Odyssey
3: Let The Games Begin: Competitive Videogaming And The Birth Of The Cyberathlete
Cyberathletes And The Leagues Who Love Them
4: Alphabet Soup: MMOs, MUDs, And RPGs-D&D In The 21st Century
5: No Console Required: Casual Games (or, Gaming For The Rest Of Us)
6: Dressed For The Symphony: Videogames Take Center Stage
7: From The Flat Screen To The Big Screen: Videogames
Invade Hollywood
Star Wars 1313: The Empire Strikes Back
8: Virtual Life
9: And We Are Merely Players: Videogames And Society
Good Enough For Government Work: CDC Gets Into The Game
10: Games For Health
From Rehab to Wii-hab:Using Videogames to Heal
11: War Games: Combat Evolved
12: It's William Gibson's World, We're Just Living In It
From school lunchrooms to the White House press room, video games are an integral part of our popular culture, and the industry behind them touches all aspects of our lives, gamer and non-gamer alike. Business and entertainment, health and medicine, politics and war, social interaction and education, all fall under its influence.
Virtual Ascendance tells the story of a formerly fringe enterprise that, when few were paying attention, exploded into a multi-billion dollar industry affecting the very way we live. Griffiths paints a thorough and vivid picture of the video game industry, illuminating the various, and often bizarre, ways it's changing how we work, play and live. He brings readers along on his own journey of discovery, from the back room of a small Irish pub where members of the second-largest industry enclave meet each month, to a university clinic where the Wii is being used to treat Parkinson's sufferers - and everywhere in between.

Virtual Ascendance is more than just a story about video games, though. It's the story of an awakening, of a realization that a childhood pastime has exploded into a thriving enterprise - one rooted in entertainment but whose tendrils reach into virtually all aspects of life and society.

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