Reset: Changing the Way We Look at Video Games

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Overview

Video games can actually be good for you-and Rusel DeMaria (whose books on video games have sold 2 million copies) proves it. In this insider's analysis of the increasingly violent and uncreative video gaming industry, he offers a roadmap for parents, educators, gamers, and industry insiders to leverage the inherent potential of games to promote positive personal and social change.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576754337
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Series: BK Currents (Hardcover) Series
  • Pages: 227
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Rusel DeMaria has been a writer in the game industry since 1981, and has written more than 60 game-related books. The founding editor and creative director of Prima Publishingas acclaimed strategy guide division for 6 years and former senior editor of three national video game magazines, DeMaria is one of the most experienced writers/journalists in the video game industry. He has been a columnist in magazines and newspapers nationally and internationally, has consulted and written privately for several top game companies and continues to write high-profile books, working with some of the biggest companies in the business. DeMaria has been working with David Perry since 2004 and is now his assistant director and a design consultant/producer for Acclaim Games. His most recent books include aHigh Score: The Illustrated History of Electronic Gamesa from McGraw-Hill/Osborne and aReset: Changing the Way We Look at Video Gamesa from Berrett-Kohler Publishers.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Dangerous Games     5
Gamers and Game-Makers     31
Why We Play     43
Your Brain on Games     61
The Magic Edge and TMSI     79
Better Games, by Design     95
Playing to the Future     119
Serious Entertainment     143
Smart Parents, Smart Players     155
Get in the Game     175
Digital Advocacy     201
Resources     207
Notes     211
Recommended Reading     217
Index     221
About the Author     227
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