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A *Mega-Zine* with 200+ pages and 12 zines-as-signatures, perfect bound with an open spine.
TXTreader is a platform for errant thoughts, dumb jokes, and approximated projects by a range of contributors.
This edition of the reader is devoted to video games, the worlds they create, and how we process them.
Intender to be quick studies rather than "finished" pieces, we ask each contributor to limit their work to an evening or weekend and around sixteen (or so) pages.
Featuring Works by...
1. Alick Shiu
2. Kasey Edgerton
3. Taehee Whang
4. Maya Filmeridis
5. Jack Nachmanovitch
6. Chelsea Cater
7. O.K. Fox
8. Davis Fowlkes
9. Michelle Selwa
10. Tracy Ma & Wilson Cameron
11. John Irving
12. Various Villagers
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Selected preview spreads by Alick Shiu, Tracy Ma & Wilson Cameron, John Irving, Kasey Edgerton, Taehee Whang, Maya Filmeridis, O.K. Fox, Jack Nachmanovitch,
Covering Topics Like...
Do NPCs Dream of Victory Road?, Leveling Up in a Holistic Way, Video Game Bosses/Policing and Crisis in the Green Hill Zone, The Last People on the Server, 90's Dark-Souls Forum Walkthroughs as a Site for Poetry, The Reflection/Refraction of Self in Avatar Form, Cooperative Gaming as Bonding, Who is the "REAL" Monster You Fight in a Game?, What Games Form us? Art Gatherings on Animal Crossing, and More.
All books ship on December 10th 2020 by USPS Media Mail to allow extra time to reach their destinations within what is likely to be a very busy shipping season. Any order placed after that date can't be guaranteed they will deliver on time.
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