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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Video Games

Paperback|Aug 2006
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With sales over $30 billion per yearapproaching Hollywoods annual box-office takevideo and computer games are now squarely in the mainstream of entertainment. Author and journalist Richard Abanesan experienced gamer himselfoffers this concise survey particularly to parents and other concerned adults....


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With sales over $30 billion per yearapproaching Hollywoods annual box-office takevideo and computer games are now squarely in the mainstream of entertainment. Author and journalist Richard Abanesan experienced gamer himselfoffers this concise survey particularly to parents and other concerned adults. He discusses subjects like* the dark sideviolent and sexual content* the rating systemits benefits and flaws* family-friendly games, those that arentand recommendations* terminology and genres, such as sports, role-playing, shooter* political/cultural issuesThe authors unsensational approach will prepare readers to make better decisionsnot just about what is shown in games, but how its shownand what overall message is being delivered. Note: includes candid discussion of game content.
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With sales over $30 billion per year-approaching Hollywood's annual box-office take-video and computer games are now squarely in the mainstream of entertainment. Author/journalist Richard Abanes-an experienced gamer himself-offers this concise survey particularly to parents and other concerned adults. He discusses subjects like

positives and negatives of game-playing and game content the rating system-its benefits and flaws family-friendly games, those that aren't-and recommendations terminology and genres, such as sports, role-playing, shooter political­/cultural issues
The author's unsensational approach will prepare readers to make better decisions-not just about what is shown in games, but how it's shown... and what overall message is being delivered. Note: includes candid discussion of game content.


-Publisher

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Richard Abanes

Abanes is the director of the Religious Information Center in Southern California & is a former cult member (The Way International). He is a familiar voice on mainstream Christian Radio. He is a bestselling and award-winning author/journalist specializing in the area of cults, the occult, world religions, pop culture, and the entertainment industry. Since 1994 he has authored/co-authored seventeen books covering a broad range of topics relating to his fields of expertise.Some of his recent books include Homeland Insecurity: A Novel; What Every Parent Needs to Know About Video Games: A Gamer Explores the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Virtual World; Rick Warren and the Purpose that Drives Him: An Insider Looks at the Phenomenal Bestseller; Harry Potter, Narnia, and The Lord of the Rings: What You Need to Know About Fantasy Books and Movies, and The Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code: A Challenging Response to the Bestselling Novel.

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