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Bout the effects that playing them can have on usIn Lost in a Good Game psychologist Pete Echells takes us on a journey through that scientific data and research as well as his own past experiences with video. This book left me feeling really unsure about how I felt about itThe parts I liked when the author was talking about the science of video games the research being done into them and the problems facing the research The interviews with video games insiders The discussions around misogyny in the e sports community could have been delved into further The parts I didn t like when he went into a half page to a page describing a game I already know or explaining a term I understand These are necessary in a book of this kind I just found them tedious The love letter to video games parts where he waxes lyrical about how beautiful and meaningful video games are Some of the chapters felt like they started out going in one direction and then went on a different tangentIt might appear that I dis liked of this book then I liked and I don t think I would say that There were many interesting parts with thoughtful discussion that I really liked Some parts I would have liked to be longer discussions on the science particularly around the loot boxes and gambling like aspect of some video games for instance and some parts I could have done withoutUltimately I think this book is a must read for parents who have children who play video games it gives some real food for thought about the whole screen time panic and moral outrages from video games I am glad that I have read it

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Lost in a Good Game

Media coverage of video games and increasingly 'screen time' is overwhelmingly negative and alarmist Apparently they are the uneuivocal source of many societal ills But what does science actually have to say a. I m on my way to the Edinburgh Book Festival and as the mother of a gamer I ve booked a ticket to the Game On session by Pete Etchells Reading his book Lost in a Good Game was part of my preparation And I m so glad I ve read itPete is a psychologist and science writer A PhD who specialises in the world of gaming as a researcher and a gamer and someone who also specialises in the uality of research generally This book does two things it provides well written and research counterpoint to public opinion about the impact of video gaming and it introduces the reader to the mindset of one gamer him and how he interacts with games and whyAs someone who doesn t like games much of any kind I ve never been drawn to the world of gaming so have found it hard to understand my son s world This book has given me an insight to that world and has helped me have a number of in depth conversations about games with my son which I ve greatly appreciated and grown from A couple of years ago I started to tire of the screens are bad and gaming is bad tropes perpetuated by parents I know It stopped making sense to me in our technology filled world And it didn t make sense that gaming was bad but eg binge watching The Bachelor or Game of Thrones was acceptable Or that gaming was an unacceptable pastime but concerning parent and child behaviours in organised sport didn t result in warnings about that activity But I didn t have any knowledge to explain my thoughts Now in conjunction with great discussions with my son I feel I doAnd over the last couple of years I ve become aware of the poor state of some elements of the scientific community It s science is another justification used by all manner of poor scientists with poor methodology or even none The number of books out aimed at parents backed up by poor or non existent scientific method is astounding When a topic is hot it seems publishers and other media will grasp at anythingThis book brings all the issues together in well explained and interesting chaptersI have come away realising that research in this field is immature at best and that there seems to be a lot of hype about the impacts of gaming that doesn t stand up to the hype I am curious about gaming and the world my son loves And I look forward to a sensible discourse about the field in the futureThe one area that was touched on lightly that I have uestions on is inclusion in gaming I will save my uestions on that one for Pete s session in late AugustI highly recommend this book to anyone who knows someone who loves gaming It will help you think about the issue in a mature way

CHARACTERS Lost in a Good Game

Games which helped him cope in the aftermath of a tragedyHis story reveals that really our worries are unfounded and that in playing studying and living through them we can understand what it means to be human. At first it seemed to me that this would be a glib attempt at gaming apologia full of sound and fury anecdotes and conjecture signifying nothing but Etchells suddenly and regularly switches gears and provides a thorough scientific analysis of just how unscientific our common sense regarding gaming and screen time is His background as a doctoral researcher shines brightly in this regard The bottom line We just don t really know how video games affect us Nevertheless Etchells believes them to be a valid and worthwhile intellectual and emotional engagement and this is where the soft chapters of the book based primarily on personal stories and interviews come in A very good book Well worth a read if you ve spent any time at all agonising over the social physical and intellectual implications of our increasing ventures into virtual worlds


10 thoughts on “Lost in a Good Game

  1. says:

    I'm on my way to the Edinburgh Book Festival and as the mother of a gamer I've booked a ticket to the Game On session by Pete Etchell

  2. says:

    I reserved this from the library because the blurb sounded really interesting and I'm so glad I did Etchells has done a brilliant job writing an unbiased book on video games and the psychology of them and did it in a way

  3. says:

    Actual rating 25 stars There's nothing really wrong with this book so I feel bad giving it a low rating but honestly I was a little bored by it This book is much psychological research focused than I was expecting The only thing I really learned here was that it's incredibly difficult to do any kind of psychological research whether becaus

  4. says:

    Lost in a Good Game Why we play video games and what they do to us 2019 by Pete Etchells is an interesting look at video games and why we play them Etchells is a lecturer in Psychology The combines Etchells descriptions of games that Etchells has enjoyed with a very brief history of computer games excellent writing on what psychology can actually say about the impact of video games and screens on people and

  5. says:

    A very interesting bookLoved it Would recommend this book to anyone interested in video games or psychology Does a good job explaining the current evidence and debunks the myths linking video games and violence and video game addiction Very touching moments from the author's life growing up

  6. says:

    This book left me feeling really unsure about how I felt about itThe parts I liked when the author was talking about the science of video games the research being done into them and the problems facing the research The interviews with video games insiders The discussions around misogyny in the e sports community could have been delved into f

  7. says:

    I also make video reviews about video game books Watch them by clicking here “Lost in a Good Game Why We Play Video Games and What They Can Do For Us” despite its title isn’t just about video games It’s part memoir

  8. says:

    🕹💡📖 Is it worse for young people to experience killing and death IRL in real life or in a video game? This is not merely an academic uestion Deranged individuals now regularly commit IRL mass shootings using IRL weapons of war to murder innocent people Yet those weapons of war only exist because they are used every day for the IRL official killing and death of people in less fortunate countries around the wor

  9. says:

    At first it seemed to me that this would be a glib attempt at gaming apologia full of sound and fury anecdotes and conjecture signifying nothing but Etchells suddenly and regularly switches gears and provides a thorough scientific analysis of just how unscientific our common sense regarding gaming and screen time is His b

  10. says:

    I would have never picked up this book had it not featured in the Wired UK book club The topic and premise of the book is very counter intuitive I was always skeptical of video games for my kids and society in gene

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