Video Games: A Guide for Savvy Parents

Video Games: A Guide for Savvy Parents

by David Sheff

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Parents the world over are angered and bewildered by the flood of video games that are consuming more and more of their children's time. These games affect not only their pocketbooks, but also their children's behavior, self-images, and emotions.

This responsible, even-handed survey of over three hundred video games, graded for creativity, age suitability, and violence, is designed to help concerned adults take control of this remarkably powerful force.

David Sheff, the author of the critically acclaimed Game Over, about Nintendo and the video-game industry, has become a recognized authority on the subject of these games. In Video Games: A Guide for Savvy Parents, he offers the first comprehensive analysis of the psychological and social impact of video games, as well as commonsense guidelines. He also issues a challenge to the game makers, who have captured the hearts and minds of millions of our children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679752820
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/29/1994
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.11(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

David Sheff is the author of the #1 New York Times -bestselling memoir Beautiful Boy . Sheff's other books include Game Over , China Dawn , and All We Are Saying . His many articles and interviews have appeared in the New York Times , Rolling Stone , Playboy , Wired , Fortune , and elsewhere. His ongoing research and reporting on the science of addiction earned him a place on Time Magazine 's list of the World's Most Influential People. Sheff and his family live in Inverness, California.

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