Can Games Be Educational?

TVG writes:

"There's no avoiding the fact that videogames don't exactly have an education friendly image. Ask Boris Johnson, the now London Mayor, for his opinion on the matter and you'll get the following reply:

"It's the snarl that gives the game away. It's the sobbing and the shrieking and the horrible pleading - that's how you know your children are undergoing a sudden narcotic withdrawal. As the strobing colours die away and the screen goes black, you listen to the wail of protest from the offspring and you know that you have just turned off their drug, and you know that, to a greater or lesser extent, they are addicts."

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