What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy

  title={What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy},
  author={James Paul Gee},
  journal={Comput. Entertain.},
  • J. Gee
  • Published 26 December 2007
  • Education
  • Comput. Entertain.
Good computer and video games like System Shock 2, Deus Ex, Pikmin, Rise of Nations, Neverwinter Nights, and Xenosaga: Episode 1 are learning machines. They get themselves learned and learned well, so that they get played long and hard by a great many people. This is how they and their designers survive and perpetuate themselves. If a game cannot be learned and even mastered at a certain level, it won't get played by enough people, and the company that makes it will go broke. Good learning in… 
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