These two beauties just arrived in the post, and I’m very much looking forward to delving into them.
Getting Gamers is by the psychologist Jamie Madigan, who’s behind the brilliant website The Psychology of Video Games. There are some fascinating articles on there, and I highly recommend reading it – the one on the psychology tricks behind the Steam Sales is particularly interesting.
Jordan Erica Webber is co-author of Ten Things Video Games Can Teach Us, and I really like the gaming articles she’s done for The Guardian. She was also one of the talking heads featured in Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt at the Victoria and Albert Museum, which I went to see last weekend. The interviews with her and other gaming folk like Rami Ismail were probably the best bit of the whole exhibition, so I’m looking forward to reading her thoughts in this book.
I’m always on the look out for interesting books about video games, so if you’ve got any recommendations, let me know!