A video editorial (opinion piece) about computer games by Geoff Peters of geoffmobile.com (Vancouver BC Canada)
Computer games are popular.
- half a billion people worldwide playing computer and videogames at least an hour a day , 183 million in the U.S.
- 5 million gamers in US spend more than 40 hours a week playing games – full time job!
I think computer games are not always the most productive or beneficial use of someone’s time, either for themselves or the community they live in.
What I believe is important:
I believe that what is more valuable is:
- leaving a legacy
- creating great art
- helping people achieve their goals and learn (Educational games, language learning)
- contributing to the world in some way
That is not to say that some games don’t facilitate some of these goals. But not all games are worth playing!
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