Well Played 3.0: Video Games, Value and Meaning by Drew Davidson is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/qWaLDf into your computer’s web browser.
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
Following on Well Played 1.0 and 2.0, this book is full of in-depth close readings of video games that parse out the various meanings to be found in the experience of playing a game. Contributors analyze sequences in a game in detail in order to illustrate and interpret how the various components of a game can come together to create fulfilling a playing experience unique to this medium. Contributors again look at video games, some that were covered in Well Played 1.0 and 2.0 as well as new ones, in order to provide a variety of perspectives on more great games.