Mechanics of Speculation: Review of Cameron Kunzelman’s The World Is Born From Zero

Mechanics of Speculation: Review of Cameron Kunzelman's The World Is Born From Zero Eric Stein Under Review:The World is Born from Zero: Understanding Speculation and Video Games. Cameron Kunzelman. De Gruyter Oldenbourg, July 2022. The eighth volume in De Gruyter's Video Games and the Humanities series, Cameron Kunzelman's The World Is Born From Zero is … Continue reading Mechanics of Speculation: Review of Cameron Kunzelman’s The World Is Born From Zero

Being Meat: Review of Tom Tyler’s Game: Animals, Video Games, and Humanity

Being Meat: Review of Tom Tyler’s Game: Animals, Video Games, and Humanity Eric Stein Under Review:Game: Animals, Video Games, and Humanity. Tom Tyler. University of Minnesota Press, May 2022. To talk about Tom Tyler’s Game: Animals, Video Games, and Humanity, we need to talk about meat. Indeed, if Tyler’s final chapter is to be taken … Continue reading Being Meat: Review of Tom Tyler’s Game: Animals, Video Games, and Humanity

Glitter in the Rug: Review of Battle of the Linguist Mages by Scotto Moore

Glitter in the Rug: Review of Battle of the Linguist Mages by Scotto Moore Clara Cohen Under Review:Battle of the Linguist Mages. Scotto Moore. Tordotcom, January 2022. The title of this book is a bit misleading. Despite the many battles between linguist mages which explode regularly off the page, accompanied by showers of sparkles and … Continue reading Glitter in the Rug: Review of Battle of the Linguist Mages by Scotto Moore

Joyful Study: Review of Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification by Patrick Jagoda

Joyful Study: Review of Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification by Patrick Jagoda Eric Stein Under Review: Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification. Patrick Jagoda. University of Chicago Press, 2020. Patrick Jagoda’s Experimental Games is a thorough, insightful elaboration of an art-critical practice that he … Continue reading Joyful Study: Review of Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification by Patrick Jagoda

Review Copy Received: Kimberly Unger’s Nucleation

ARB regularly posts updates about review copies—print and digital—received by the editors and available for review. We receive this as a result of editor-direct outreach to presses to inquire about specific books and topics, as well as via our page describing review copy policy, available here. Update (9.9.2020): A reviewer has been secured for this … Continue reading Review Copy Received: Kimberly Unger’s Nucleation