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Adrian Hon’s You’ve Been Played shows how we maybe played ourselves

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Register today.Adrian Hon’s You’ve Been Played: How Corporations, Governments, and Schools Use Games to Control Us All does something I like books doing.

It makes me ask questions not addressed in the text. I like it when I can go off on mental tangents; thinking about things and making connections I might not otherwise make.I grew up right around the time that people like lawyer Jack Thompson were in the news, railing against video games.

Thompson and his contemporaries argued that video games made gamers violent and blamed school shootings on video games.Thompson himself, not yet disbarred, earned his early notoriety with a lawsuit on behalf of the parents of three victims of the Heath High School shooting.

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