Gaming can make a better world

Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? In the following video presentation, Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how.

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7 Responses to Gaming can make a better world

  1. I like the video and the idea,games as a tool is a coll idea. But with these world changing games it worries me how much control the game makers have over the gamers and how they could be controlled in the real world.

  2. I like the video and the idea,games as a tool is a coll idea. But with these world changing games it worries me how much control the game makers have over the gamers and how they could be controlled in the real world.

  3. I couldn't agree more with the content of the video. I would love to study this stuff, especially as an avid 15-year veteran of online gaming.

    Kate:

    Game makers really have zero control over the gamers – just over the game worlds.

    Think of online games more as catalysts of motivation than mind control. I really believe schools NEED to emulate the motivating powers of games like World of Warcraft to prepare children for the real world.

  4. I couldn’t agree more with the content of the video. I would love to study this stuff, especially as an avid 15-year veteran of online gaming.

    Kate:

    Game makers really have zero control over the gamers – just over the game worlds.

    Think of online games more as catalysts of motivation than mind control. I really believe schools NEED to emulate the motivating powers of games like World of Warcraft to prepare children for the real world.