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Gamelife - A Memoir

Michael W. Clune

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Description:

You have been awakened. Floppy disk inserted, computer turned on, a whirring, and then this sentence, followed by a blinking cursor. So begins Suspended, the first computer game to obsess seven-year-old Michael, to worm into his head and change his sense of reality. Thirty years later he will write: "Computer games have taught me the things you can't learn from people." Gamelife is the memoir of a childhood transformed by technology. Afternoons spent gazing at pixelated maps and mazes train Michael's eyes for the uncanny side of 1980s suburban Illinois. A game about pirates yields clues to the drama of cafeteria politics and locker-room hazing. And in the year of his parents' divorce, a spaceflight simulator opens a hole in reality. In telling the story of his youth through seven computer games, Michael W. Clune captures the part of childhood we live alone.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Berkrot

Length:

6h 25m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

45:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

53:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

57:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

51:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

51:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:03:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:02:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:23