Friday, March 24, 2006

The Good of Games

Andy at has written an excellent paper on the various positive aspects of modern games.

His paper touches on multiple issues, which include:
  • games have been a part of society from the times of ancient Egypt
  • games increase several cognitive skills of gamers
  • gamers make good employees and have better than average computer skills
  • exer-gaming is a great motivational tool to encourage exercising
  • games are invaluable training aids in many areas
  • games encourage learning
Andy's paper is a great summary of everything The Pixelantes stands for. It's a must read for anyone interested in covering video games/gaming from all angles instead of just feeding the masses with alarmist soundbytes from self-proclaimed experts.

Thank you for your article, Andy!

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