Video games: Are the myths true?

I originally wrote this post for Word Munger, but I talked with Greta about it and we decided to move it over to Cognitive Daily. I do think Word Munger readers will be interested in it as well — it’s a fisking of Henry Jenkins’ arguments about why video games are A-OK. I also find the other essays on the site to be similarly biased. Can’t we recognize that you can make a more nuanced argument about a complex topic such as video games? Does it always have to be the Nazis versus the Commies? Isn’t there some other valid position?

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One Response to Video games: Are the myths true?

  1. Doug Hoffman says:

    My all-time favorite game was Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus (I think the funky spelling is correct). Great world-building, and the evil Glukkons were familiar, yet unique — part Nazi, part robber baron. It was also the funniest PC game I’ve ever played.

    Then they sold out to X-box, and I’ve never played any of their sequels :o(

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