The game begins

In News on November 7, 2010 at 1:46 am

Games are changing who we are — and what we’re capable of. Are you ready to play? Order your copy of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World now.

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New York Times Book Review

McGonigal is the Rousseau of the Internet.”

Publishers Weekly, starred review
“As addictive as Tetris, McGonigal’s penetrating, entertaining look into gaming culture is a vibrant mix of technology, psychology, and sociology, told with the vision of a futurist and the deft touch of a storyteller. […]  McGonigal makes an inspiring case for the way games can both enhance our personal happiness and help society.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

The New Scientist

“If the world of gaming seems alien to you, this book will crack it wide open. For experienced gamers, it will likely inspire you to play – or even invent – better, more meaningful games. […] And as with a good computer game, anyone, regardless of gaming experience, is likely to get sucked in.” – review in The New Scientist


People who spend hours playing video or online games are often maligned for “wasting their time” or “not living in the real world,” but McGonigal argues persuasively and passionately against this notion in her eminently effective examination of why games are important […]. With so many people playing games, this comprehensive, engaging study is an essential read.”

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