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The Educational Potential of Games

Connor Beaton writes: "When somebody mentions “educational video games” to me, I am instantly reminded of cheesy interactive CD-ROMs from the ’90s designed to teach schoolchildren to type or memorise facts. However, the truth is that there are a whole lot of games out there which subtly educate us, even if that wasn’t the developer’s aim. Even mindless shooters like Medal of Honor can teach us things - perhaps these games don’t instil values like religious tolerance and pacifism, but at the very least, what a seasoned player uses to his advantage may in fact be real-world facts."

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