Posts Categorized: Reading Response

Reading Response

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  Jane Mcgonigal is an amazing game designer who wants games to solve real problems to help the world live better. In her second TED talk she starts with talking about playing games on your death bed and how many people say you will regret all the time spent playing video games when I know […]

Jane McGonigal

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Jane McGonigal to me, seems to be like one of the premier gaming activists. I really like the idea behind her goal. Having  a game designer nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize would be pretty awesome. One reason would be because that game would have affected the world in some great, positive way. Another reason […]

Replicating Something That Was Already Flawed

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The idea of educational games being flawed because real-life education is flawed is fascinating. The issues with current education alone are not (they’re sad, if anything), but more so the way Brenda Laurel thinks about this: simulations are flawed because they are attempting to represent something that is embedded with flaws. Her explanation is a […]