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How Video Games Can Spur Social Change

  • Aired: 1/4/2011
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Gamelab CEO Eric Zimmerman debates Games for Change co-president Asi Burak about the potential of video games to encourage activism on social issues. Zimmerman warns that vast social problems can be 'too much to bear on the shoulders of games,' and will often result in a poorly made, unentertaining product. Burak responds with the example of an in-game feature on FarmVille that successfully raised money for earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.

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