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Playstation Nation: Protect Your Child from Video Game Addiction Paperback – 27 Sep 2006

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Center Street (27 Sept. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000X1D4VI
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,527,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It should be known that this is not science book, it is a very eloquent and fair argument for the elimination, or at least restriction of video games from American homes, and in consequence any home in the world. Unfortunately, there is not an abundance of research made on the long term effects of video games, but, the research that do exist seem to suggest that there is very little positive to balance the negative, according to the writers. It's easily written and makes it's statements clear, a good companion on a domestic flight or on the commute.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x90a864f8) out of 5 stars 26 reviews
52 of 64 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x911221c8) out of 5 stars High school counselor and mom 8 Oct. 2006
By Marie Link - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a chilling book as it describes the addiction to video games that are of serious concern regardless of the good or bad content of individual games. Boys and young men are becoming addicted to games that are interferring with their high school and college years and even into their marriages. One of the chapters is appropriatly entitled "Lost Boys". I grieve for the lost potental stolen away by video and computer games. I recommend this book highly to parents who are struggling with trying to control video games in their homes and achieve balance with something that was supposed to be for recreation but is now taking over all of their kid's free time. The behavior that I have observed regarding my own sons, their friends, and students at school is accurately described in my book.
30 of 41 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9112221c) out of 5 stars A Wake Up Call for Parents 18 Dec. 2006
By M. R. Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is not another false alarm from overly anxious 'experts'. The research is compelling: video games are highly addictive. I have four boys who play and I see the signs of addiction: loss of interest in other formerly enjoyed ctivities, inability to stop playing or set limits on their own behavior, willing to risk negative consequences for more play time (sneaking, whining, etc.). I see video games the same way I see alcohol. Many people can drink alcohol without becoming addicted. Many kids can play video games without becoming addicted. Regardless of which category you believe your kids are in, read this book. Educate your kids and parents of kids who clearly have a problem limiting their play. I'm returning all video games this Christmas and am giving my kids board games instead.
27 of 38 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9027eeb8) out of 5 stars Experianced Gamer 5 Feb. 2007
By R. Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I used to play many games all the way from the first Nintendo through to Playstation 2, and still feel the aftermath of addiction. Most of my gaming experience consisted of RPG's (Role Playing Games) and MMORPG's (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games). I am currently married and have a child on the way, and have many friends that play video games on a regular basis (When ever they are not at work). They shared much of the same enthusiasm as I did, and always talked about the newest games, and the amount of development their characters went through. I have mostly found that gaming allowed me to be someone I could not, in real life. Playstation Nation has helped me to realize most of the addictive qualities in the gaming industry. This should be no surprise considering Gamboling, Smoking, Drinking, and doing Drugs, are all Billion Dollar industries, and you look at the sticker on PC games: "40 Million Sold" (you would think they would add the same addictive qualities targeting children and adults alike).
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x911224a4) out of 5 stars certainly a way to look at it. 16 Jun. 2013
By j0hnnywaffles - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I myself really enjoy video games, and was told these things and more growing up. I have the opportunity to write a paper on the effects of video games and this book definitely gave me some perspective!
5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x91122444) out of 5 stars Must Read for Parents (& kids) 3 Nov. 2012
By Beth Piazza - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
After reading this book, and reading parts of it to my 10 & 12 year old, we are all in agreement that the video games need to go! Even my children realize they do not want to grow up to be like the men described in the book. 20 & 30 year old men with no goals outside of their game score?!? No, thank you! This book has succeeded in opening my children's eyes to the addictive nature of video games. Although many games are "harmless", there is still very little value in playing them. I'm grateful to Oliva Bruner for writing this book and arming my family with the information to steer away from a useless time-wasting activity.
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