The Video Game Debate Book Review
The Video Game Debate is one of the most unique video game publications on the market today. I am highly impressed at the amount of research that was done on the various topics, as well as the editing and compiling done by Kowert and Quandt. Important questions are asked, such as is there a scientific link between violence and video games? The media usually will tell you "yes" every time a news story is aired where a violent crime is attempted to be linked to a video game. What about obesity and video games? Or does using exercise games like Wii Fit actually have health benefits? As a parent of two boys, all of these questions that are asked are important to both me and my family.
The book itself is a very easy read, I only had trouble with some of the Psychological exam terms that were presented. It reads similar to a series of white papers that are written on various topics. Overall, if you have interest in the topic at all, you can breeze through it in about 2-3 days. It comes in just over 200 pages, but that includes all charts, graphs, and reference pages. Overall, this book should not be missed as the information provided is invaluable to find all in one place, and their seems to be no bias on the topics at all. I truly cannot think of any book that comes anywhere close to The Video Game Debate. Check out our video review below: