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Jane McGonigal
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Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 9 years ago
SuperBetter by Jane McGonigal is a self-help approach with a new twist - the mindset and terminology of video games. Clearly laid out and easy to read, the book accompanies an online forum in which to set up your "game." As with most books of this type, the ideas are not new. If the metaphor of vide...
Cassandra Reads
Cassandra Reads rated it 12 years ago
I think I would have liked this book more if I'd read it in a few days instead of taking 2 weeks to read it. It's not the books' fault, it's mine I got lazy and then I literally forgot I even had it! Strangely, I really like the Freerice.com game. It's something to do and it's for a good cause.
The Book High
The Book High rated it 12 years ago
Ms. McGonigal has some fascinating things to say about the role of games in human civilizations. I loved that she started with a history of games in ancient cultures, it added a great continuity as she went on to give the surprising statistics of how much time is currently devoted to gaming.My favo...
vmkids
vmkids rated it 13 years ago
A new look about games. I was more interested on how it made me think of reality. We are missing community and are finding it in games.
DesireesShelves
DesireesShelves rated it 13 years ago
"The opposite of play isn't work. It's depression." "Gameplay is the direct emotional opposite of depression." More and more people are playing video games, whether it's hardcore console gaming or simple games on sites like Facebook. So, we spend less time on passive activities, like watching telev...
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