Column: Video Games Don't Teach You Anything

Dev Kanchen writes on the The Angry Pixel: "It's a simple fact, that the roles games play in our lives are the roles we choose to assign to them, just like the roles movies, books or music play! Games are a means of entertainment, a story-telling medium, and by their own right, works of art in the interactive space. Analyzing their contribution to society from a utilitarian perspective is just a vain attempt to hook the nay-sayers in, and dispel (VERY widely held) notions that games are 'a waste of time' and 'meant for kids'. Honorable intentions for sure, but this just ain't the right way to go about it!"

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