Extracted 08MAR2012 from http://luxuryreading.com/gluedtogames/
With video games growing in popularity and the strong opinions about their potential vs peril growing right along with them, Glued to Games brings some much needed insight to the table. Glued to Games is the first book/review I have ever seen which offers a balanced view of the pros and cons offered by video games world. The authors offer an easily understandable education on the psychology of what drives us to play games, how games satisfy basic psychological needs, and an understanding of how these factors sometimes lead to violence and addiction.
Filled with examples from a variety of popular games as well as the real experiences of gamers themselves, Glued to Games gets to the center of gaming’s powerful psychological and emotional allure–the benefits as well as the dangers. It gives everyone from researchers to parents to gamers themselves a better understanding of the psychology of gaming, while offering suggestions for healthier, more enjoyable games and gaming experiences.