28 June 2006

Media: Video Games that Change the World

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Parents may worry that violent video games are bad for their children, but the technology can help save the world by raising awareness of the world's downtrodden, a group of socially conscious game designers say.

The creators of free educational games such as "Darfur is Dying" and "PeaceMaker" met with humanitarian activists at The New School University in New York on Tuesday for the third annual Games for Change conference.

The idea is to use video games to educate youth about real-world issues -- fighting poverty, surviving in war-torn Sudan and negotiating Middle East peace.

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