If you’re anti-video game, you could dismiss Etchells’s anecdotal evidence as frippery. Sure they’re fun, but what damage are they doing? Research into the benefits of video games feels long overdue. “Nothing is going to change if the kind of discussions that take place on this topic do nothing but devolve into vitriolic ill-informed arguments about how video games turn children’s brains to mush. We can do better than this,” he argues. Etchells fills his book with his love for video games, although readers will most likely come away relieved that Call of Duty isn’t — probably — turning their child into a murderer.