L'Univers des Jeux Vidéo Alain Le Diberder, Frédéric Le Diberder - 1998

Studies & Analysis (videogames)

L'Univers des Jeux Vidéo

Author(s) : Alain Le Diberder, Frédéric Le Diberder
Editor : La Découverte
Publication date : 03-05-1998
Language : french French

An updated and improved edition of the french book "Qui a peur des jeux vidéo ? " ("Who's afraid of videogames?"). This new edition keeps the passionating chapter on the history of videogames (which introduces the idea of dividing the history according to generations of home consoles), the classification of videogames, and the global view of the influence of videogames in our society. The book content have been renewed, rewritten and updated, four years after its first edition. The two authors also address a series of then hot but still current issues: can videogames make kids violent? Are players really lacking social skills?Are videogames sexists? What about the ideologies broadcasted by some videogames? It's an excellent book with still relevant and thoughtful ideas. We warmly recommend you to read it, as it's now a "classic book", at least in France.


Keywords : history, violence, addiction, society, france, ideology, sexism