The Economist Features Video Games

The Economist - 6 - 12 August 2005
This week’s Economist (August 6th – 12th) features video games in their Special Report. “Chasing the Dream” is a great article that summarises current political climate in the industry and discusses the debate over its social impacts. It highlights three key “overlooked factors”:

That attitudes to gaming are marked by a generational divide; that there is no convincing evidence that games make people violent; and that games have great potential in education.

Much of it is not new to us gamers, however for most Economist readers, I think it is a very enlightening piece, and I’m glad to see it in an intelligent, mainstream publication. The cover, though, is a bit sensationalistic…

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