Colbert Report – “Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How they Can Change the World”

I was watching a rerun of the Colbert Report earlier today and the guest was Jane McGonigal. She’s the author of a new book called “Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How they Can Change the World”. The interview talks about the things we discussed with Jerry Heneghan (the guest speaker in class). She talks a lot about the types of educational videogames that Mr. Heneghan had showed us in class. It was kinda cool seeing class material on a well known TV show.

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/373360/february-03-2011/jane-mcgonigal

The 7 Commandments All Video Games Should Obey

Here’s an article that talks about good videogames and what content they should avoid. There’s a lot of good examples of games that fall into these “sins,” so they may be games you want to avoid (especially if you’re still choosing your semester game).

http://www.cracked.com/article_16196_the-7-commandments-all-video-games-should-obey.html

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