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Submitted by scruffy_bear 1650d ago | article

A Link To The Past

Critical Gamer writes: For those who are passionate about video games there are few genres that elicit quite the same level of contempt as the much maligned ‘edutainment’ game. This is not without good reason. Although most would be unable to recall the last time they purchased a product bearing that phrase that promises only half of what it suggests, we have undoubtedly tried at least one in the salad days of our youth. Perhaps when in a classroom, the lone antiquated PC in the corner provided the only alternative to having to actually study, for example. This rejection of associating learning with video games is completely understandable, but the potential that games have to expand our minds and increase our knowledge is something that shouldn’t be shied away from. Instead through providing an enjoyable environment in which we can develop an interest in learning, educating the player is something which could enhance the experience rather than detract from it. (Culture, Eternal Sonata)

scruffy_bear  +   1651d ago
Civ games have taught me alot about history
Cubes  +   1651d ago
It must be quite difficult for developers when dealing with real life historical situations and people. They must be careful not to offend, and get their facts right or risk the wrath of someone's lawyers.

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