Social Games Might Train Players to be More Helpful in Real Life

Posted by | December 29, 2011

There are a bunch of games out there that reward players for being social, and not the “show up for raids” type of social, either. We’re talking the sharing, trading, working together social networking that mirrors cooperation in the real world. It seems that players who enjoy such games are trying out the lessons learned in the real world, and are getting good results. Are games training us to be more social? Games Blog has the story.

1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    December 29, 2011 6:16 am

    Right now, we and our children are training in games to instantly organize, share resources, develop strategies, and solve problems, all while under incredible pressure. No generation before our own has been trained this way, and the results are pretty obvious out in the real world of factions, divides, and artificial scarcity. What will the world that we’re creating look like?

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