More from Game Addiction: The Experience and the Effects

(Online) games are similar to reality in that they are consistent and always on. They also offer a sense of chance.

Games “approach the texture of everyday life” and are real because they have real people in them.

Good quote: “Once we take games online, what happens isn’t going to be simply good or bad. It’s going to be human.”

So far I’m definitely glad I purchased this book in that so far it’s taking an objective approach to explaining why games are the way they are. For example, it even discusses multitasking for a bit…. which is actually your brain switching back and forth between tasks.

Author: Histamine Queen

Nerd, wife, knitter, writer, cat mom, and comic book reader w/masters of science in Applied Sociology. I have histamine intolerance, lots of food allergies and sensitivities - including gluten. And I have multiple sclerosis fibromyalgia, asthma, drug allergies, and migraines. Basically, I have a collection of invisible chronic health problems. I don't just survive these things, but sometimes I do hate them because I see doctors so often that keeping healthy and staying full time employed is currently impossible.