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The True Potential of Videogames

Videogames consistently fulfill genuine human needs that the real world fails to satisfy and may prove to be a key resource for solving some of our most pressing real-world problems.

Those who continue to dismiss games as merely escapist entertainment will find themselves at a major disadvantage in the years ahead, as more gamers start to harness this power for real good. Research over the past decade at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Institute for the Future has shown that games consistently provide us with the four ingredients that make for a happy and meaningful life: satisfying work, real hope for success, strong social connections and the chance to become a part of something bigger than ourselves.


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