Required Texts


The following books are required for the course:

Tristan Donovan, Replay: The History of Video Games (2010)

Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen, Jonas Heide Smith, and Susana Pajares Tosca, Understanding Video Games: The Essential Introduction (2013)

David Kushner, Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture (2004)

If purchased new, the estimated total price of these books is approximately: $72.56

Please be aware that each can be purchased at significantly discounted rates via on-line booksellers. To view representative discounted prices for new and used copies of the books required for this course simply click on the titles above.

In addition, extensive on-line readings, viewings, and browsings will be assigned during the semester. See the “Course Schedule.”