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  • "Eight Myths About Videogames: Debunked"

    Very interesting read. MIT professor Henry Jenkins attempts to prove the "experts" wrong about the impact of games on youth. I happen to agree with him, especially along the lines of parental involvement.

    http://www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerev...act/myths.html

    enjoy

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    Re: "Eight Myths About Videogames: Debunked"

    nice find. Finally someone on out side :)
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    • #3
      Re: "Eight Myths About Videogames: Debunked"

      Great to see something like that finally.

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      • #4
        Re: "Eight Myths About Videogames: Debunked"

        Any relation to Leroy Jenkins?

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          Re: "Eight Myths About Videogames: Debunked"

          Good read :)
          *kicks a puppy*

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            Re: "Eight Myths About Videogames: Debunked"

            about time i found something I could use from a RELIABLE source
            "Knowledge is a weapon. I intend to be formidibly armed." -Richard Cypher

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              Re: "Eight Myths About Videogames: Debunked"

              This is what I have been telling people for years. Thank you for posting this. +rep
              AKA ContingencyPlan


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                Re: "Eight Myths About Videogames: Debunked"

                thought I'd pick this bit out:

                In his recent book, What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy, James Gee describes game players as active problem solvers who do not see mistakes as errors, but as opportunities for improvement. Players search for newer, better solutions to problems and challenges, he says. And they are encouraged to constantly form and test hypotheses. This research points to a fundamentally different model of how and what players learn from games.
                :)

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                  Re: "Eight Myths About Videogames: Debunked"

                  While I welcome such a well written article that agrees with my point of view ("tells the truth" = my point of view), passages like the following are deeply frustrating and do not help a sensible debate:
                  . Almost 60 percent of frequent gamers play with friends. Thirty-three percent play with siblings and 25 percent play with spouses or parents.
                  This writer even lists his sources at the end of the article, but if he had just said where he got these numbers instead of pulling them out of the blue, we could
                  a) verify he didn't just make them up
                  and
                  b) use them in our own arguments
                  Wintermute

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