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Powering Up Are Computer Games Changing Our Lives?

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ISBN-10: 0470723106

ISBN-13: 9780470723104

Edition: 2008

Authors: Rebecca Mileham

List price: $26.99
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When it comes to computer games, the numbers are astounding: the world's top professional gamer has won over half a million dollars shooting virtual monsters on-screen; online games claim literally millions of subscribers; while worldwide spending on computer gaming will top 24 billion by 2011. From techno-toddlers to silver surfers, everyone's playing games on their PCs, Wiis, Xboxes and phones. How are we responding to this onslaught of brain-training, entertaining, potentially addicting, time-consuming, myth-spawning games? In Powering Up, Rebecca Mileham looks at the facts behind the headlines to see what effect this epidemic of game-playing is really having on us and the society we…    
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 6.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Rebecca Milehamis a freelance writer who specializes in science and technology. She is the author ofPowering Up: Are Computer Games Changing Our Lives?andnbsp;Science Museum Guide.

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