Games and Consumism

Game Developers Conference ’06 ended after some crazy parties and great sessions. You’re probably be reading at blogs worldwide all about the rant, the game design challenge, how important serious games are starting to be and the growth of the casual game industry. Of course, no GDC will be complete without Will Wright…

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When heading back home at the airport, I got myself the latest issue of Wired, where the man himself was at the cover. I would like to quote what he has said about how games are changing the world:

In an era of structured education and standardized testing, this generational difference might not yet be evident. But the gamers mindset – the fact that they are learning in a totally new way – means they’ll treat the world as a place for creation, not consumption. This is the true impact videogames will have in our culture.

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