Reality is broken : why games make us better and how they can change the world / Jane McGonigal

Author(s): McGonigal, Jane
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Subjects: Computer games--Social aspects
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Penguin Press, 2011
LC Classification: G, GV
Physical Description: 388 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2010029619
ISBN: 9781594202858
ISBN: 1594202850
Includes bibliographical references (p. [364]-378) and index
Contents: Why games make us happy -- Reinventing reality -- How very big games can change the world
Summary: Visionary game designer Jane McGonigal shows how we can harness the power of computer games to solve real-world problems and boost global happiness, since her research suggests that gamers are expert problem solvers and collaborators because they regularly cooperate with other players to overcome daunting virtual challenges
OCLC Number: 646111856
ISBN/ISSN: 9781594202858
1594202850