Video gamers turn to science for virtual edge

Project tests whether video gamers can learn from experience the same way scientists do Educational gaming in schools has big potential in the USA Local study to assess gamers view on complex issues post gaming experience FOR some people, video gaming is an activity relegated to the weekends and that all too rare spare time. For Lisa Evans, it’s what her career is founded upon. The Murdoch University PhD candidate has created a “choose your own adventure” style video game where players can create their own planet suitable for hosting an incoming alien species. Players adjust a number of variables to perfect the planet, including distance from the sun, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, vegetation and other earth-like environments, which influence the climate. “The point of it…


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