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The Psychological Impact of Gaming 28+ Hours Per Week

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/01/24/Jane_McGonigal_How_Games_Can_Make_a_Better_World Jane McGonigal discusses the impact of gaming on the psychological health of gamers. McGonigal explains that when players spend more than 28 hours a week gaming, it can have a negative impact. She points to social and physical gaming as healthier alternatives, arguing these types of games facilitate a connection between gamers and real life friends and family. ----- Can problems like poverty and climate change by fixed through games? Visionary game designer Jane McGonigal thinks it can. With more than 174 million gamers in the United States, McGonigal explores how we can save the world through the power of gaming. McGonigal is helping pioneer the fasting-growing genre of games that turns gameplay to achieve socially positive outcomes. - Commonwealth Club of California Jane McGonigal is the director of games research & development at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California. She has created and deployed games and missions in more than 30 countries on six continents. She specializes in games that help gamers enjoy their real lives more -- and games that challenge players to tackle real-world problems, through planetary-scale collaboration. McGonigal is the author of the newly released book, Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World.
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