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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.

Introduction
Can Computer Games Affect Your Health?
Can Computer Games Change the Way You Think?
Can Computer Games Change Who You Are?
Can Computer Games Turn You Into an Addict?
Can Computer Games Make You Violent?
Can Computer Games Change the Way You Learn?
Can Computer Games Change Your Beliefs?
Can Computer Games Change Your Future?
Index