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Jane McGonigal - expert gamer's advice

http://janemcgonigal.com/2011/01/08/practical-advice-for-gamers/

Reality is Broken explains the science behind why games are good for us – why they make us happier, more creative, more resilient, and better able to lead others in world-changing efforts.

But some games are better for us than others, and there is too much of a good thing. Here are a few secrets that aren’t in the book to help you (or the gamer in your life) get the most positive impact from playing games.

This practical advice — 5 key quidelines, plus 2 quick rules — is scientifically backed, and it can be summed up in a single sentence

Play games you enjoy no more than 21 hours a weekface-to-face with friends and family as often as you can; and in co-operative or creator modes whenever possible.