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Jane McGonigal: Reality is Broken at the Science Pub In Portland, OR

Jane McGonigal’s presentation “Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change The World.” At the Science pub, put together by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

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Xalaga2823d ago

You are right Kon, it should be under article, but when we notice the mistake, it had been approved and it wont let me change it or delete it.

Primal Rex2823d ago (Edited 2823d ago )

Minerva McGonagalls presentation “Reality is Broken: Why MAGIC Makes Us Better and How it Can Change The World" whould be more interesting !!! (crap Harry Potter joke)

-Gespenst-2823d ago

I don't think games should become too pervasive in life. Too much gaming = warped sense of reality and inability to reconcile regular reality with game reality.

Games don't have real consequences, and for the unstable, the desire for actual reality to operate like the game reality may manifest and this is pretty dangerous.

That's not to say games cause this, but on an unconscious level they allow an unstable person access to an ideal reality which then because of their instability they gradually begin to long for outside of it in actual reality.

Excess in anything is bad, and games are no exception. Games aren't as immediately pernicious as drugs or alcohol, but they act at a different speed. Obviously excessive gaming then is quite psychologically unhealthy.

They should be used for occasional escapism and enjoyment. They're made all the more sweet if you don't play them too much anyway.