What does a video game do for the player?
While I was reading Gee’s article about video games & the question of them being a “waste of time” or not, I found myself thinking some of the things in this video. My boyfriend, a gamer, is very good at problem solving and his imagination (for lack of a better word) is much more interesting than mine. Over the years he has spent a tremendous amount of time playing and navigating through games because they are challenging. Yet, when it came to reading and problem solving in the school setting, it was like he was allergic to applying himself. For him, it was more worthwhile to achieve in something he wanted to do, rather than something he had to do.Source: wolffwecf11