Press Reset

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Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry

The business of video games is both a prestigious industry and an opaque one. Press Reset is a definitive, behind-the-scenes account of the video game industry. This book examines the volatility of the video game industry and the resilience of the people who work in it. It also tells the stories of how real people are affected by game studio shutdowns, and how they recover, move on, or escape the industry entirely.

Praise for Press Reset

"Schreier writes lucidly and entertainingly. For neophytes, Press Reset is a useful introduction to the business of videogames. For those who play, the book may prove compulsively readable."

The Wall Street Journal

"A must-read. Schreier's reporting is unparalleled."


“Brilliant [as a] detective’s massive corkboard, covered in names and pieces of string. Entertaining, educational, and breezy. Highly recommended.”

Ars Technica

"Meticulously researched and briskly presented."

The AV Club

“Intriguing, hopeful, and sometimes darkly funny.”

The Verge

“An informed, well-balanced report on the video game industry’s passions and pitfalls.”


“This standout book will appeal to readers of Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN, as well as viewers of NoClip’s YouTube documentaries. Beyond gamers, this well-researched account will also interest labor advocates.”

Library Journal