But I wanted to highlight another type of computer game, a movement toward using them for social change. I say, if they are the hook that draw the kids in, that's fantastic.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Games for Change
Video and computer games have a bad rep. Yes, there are some strangely violent games out there, but there's some pretty good ones too. And there have been some positive effects of video games found, such as improved problem-solving skills, and enhanced perceptual and cognitive skills. (Having watched my brother, Master Gamer, for years, I quite believe this to be true.)