We get it. You love video games. The distraction can be welcome after a long hard day and your hand-eye coordination is impeccable. But what if all that gaming could be directed toward a good cause? Thankfully, this TED article highlights 10 games that can make a difference. For example, there's the close-to-real-life war game Unmanned, where players deal with boredom and traumatic dreams or World Without Oil where you have to figure out how to go on without this natural resource.
Take a look at the full article for other purposeful games that deal with issues like money, poverty, cancer, and social innovation. Give each a shot and see if they do a good job of combining education and digital fun.
If nothing else, you've found a great way for your teenager to spent the rest of his or her summer break.
Have you played any of these?
If so, what did you think? And can gaming be used for a better purpose?