Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Playing games makes us more awesome

While pursuing my various library blogs (and yes, I read a lot of them :P) I was turned on to this clip of Jane McConigal promoting her new book Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World on the Colbert Report.

As someone who promotes gaming programs in the library I love her message of how gaming can be a positive force in people's lives. Now we just need to convince some individuals that this can go both ways. Not only can they take the self-esteem boost they get from playing games out into the "real world", but they can also take the basic courtesy they show when talking to people outside and take it into games.

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