Posts tagged #Long-term vs. Short-term

What I’ve Learned From Video Games

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In light of the recent Gamergate hoopla that has featured some outrageous misogyny and personal attacks, I thought this might be a useful opportunity to discuss the positive lessons I learned from a life of gaming. 

When I was 5 years old I started playing educational games like Math Blaster, Treasure Mountain, Operation Nepture, and Carmen Sandiego, but my true love was always Sierra’s Quest For Glory series.  The combination of humor and adventure in these role playing games made me fall in love with creative story telling and develop the long-term commitment needed to complete a quest.