Trigger Happy, The Book - *Free*
Free book! I had to post this since I was thinking about buying it.
Trigger Happy is a book about the aesthetics of videogames — what they share with cinema, the history of painting, or literature; and what makes them different, in terms of form, psychology and semiotics. It was first published in 2000; this is the revised edition with the Afterword written in 2004 2001. (Update: as requested in comments, the 2004 Afterword can now be read here.) The book is offered under a CC license, for a limited time only. I’m not sure how limited that time will be, so grab it while it’s hot.
Get the download here: http://stevenpoole.net/blog/trigger-happier/