Jane McGonigal presented her research at TED on how gaming can save the world. She challenged the world to play video games "21 billon hours a week." What basically equates to us all playing one hour a day. It seems that my husband and I are well on our way to saving the world!
I quoted Jane in my Masters thesis because she is the best kind of gaming researcher: a scholar that writes and plays. I am a public speaking teacher who was so impressed by this presentation that I think everyone should watch it. If you read my blog you should watch this video, twenty minutes may seem like a long time but her research is amazing.
John and I decided together that finals week should take precedence over our daily play. So we are a few days behind. With God of War, Final Fantasy and Heavy Rain all sitting and awaiting completion we will now add a few Urgent Evoke games to our queue. I actually had to take Final Fantasy to bed with me last night to curb John’s temptation.
Jane is Sexy
On a shallower note: I love Jane McGonigal’s boots and dress in her TED presentation. Kudos to Jane for her brilliant research and proving that geeky gamers can be sexy.