Friday, October 21, 2011

Library Video of the Week, October 24, 2011.

Top Gun: Video Gaming Obsession and Addiction. producer/director Marie Caloz; written by Gillian Findlay.  Library call number: GV1469.17.S63T67 2009.
     “When the Crisps confiscated their teenage son Brandon's Xbox, they never expected him to run away from home…or to die from injuries sustained while in hiding. Using Brandon's story as a case study, this program delves into the growing psychological problems of video game obsession and addiction. Interviews with Brandon's parents and best friend, a family therapist whose patient list includes video gamers, and a psychologist who pushed the video gaming industry to adopt a ratings system provide insights into the obsessive and addictive aspects of video gaming. But virtual realms are also an arena for real-world achievement, attracting highly skilled players and their fans, professional coaches, big-name sponsors, and six-figure purses. Members of a pro-gaming team and CEO of a pro-gaming circuit present their views as well. Game over, or game on?" -- From container.

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