Engaging and fun but light on substance. If you have ever played any of the current run FPS/RPG (First Person Shooter/Role Playing Games) games you might really enjoy it, i.e. Left 4 Dead, Modern Warfare 2, etc. I don't play FPS games but Bissell is an excellent writer and makes some interesting points about how games work/don't work, and their importance in the entertainment industry alongside movies and TV. Noticeably absent from his analysis are the MMORPGS (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games) such as World of Warcraft and Everquest, which are significantly different in scope and would have made an interesting counterpoint.
The end of the book follows a dark turn in Bissels life related to drug use and playing GTA (Grand Theft Auto) and although the title of the book might lead you to believe it's kid friendly let me assure you it's not.
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