Reset: Changing the Way We Look at Video Games

Reset: Changing the Way We Look at Video Games

by Rusel DeMaria
     
 

ISBN-10: 1576754332

ISBN-13: 9781576754337

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576754337
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
BK Currents (Hardcover) Series
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.97(d)

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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