Posts Tagged ‘child’s play charity’

I’ve been playing video games pretty much all of my cognizant life.  So when I hear about video games being the go-to scapegoat for violent adolescent behavior (does anyone remember Jack Thompson? Or the particularly interesting spat he had with Mike and Jerry of Penny-Arcade fame?) I clearly get a little peeved.  Gamers, as a community, have an overwhelming spirit and warmth that is often overlooked.  A prime example is the yearly Child’s Play Charity that has raised over 7 million dollars in donations of toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children’s hospitals across North America and the world since their inception in 2003.

It’s interesting and refreshing, then, to see such a heart felt article posted by a mother of a gamer explaining the mischaracterization of gamers and skills being learned from games that her son may not have been able to learn anywhere else.  Not to mention it’s about Starcraft and Day[9] which are both TOTALLY RAD YOU GUYS! Read on ahead.

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