Dear Jason Tanz,
I have to say I was a little shocked after reading your article, because I had been unaware of some games out there that are available to play. I know that it’s 2012 and honestly weird video games that deal with bacteria and E.Coli shouldn’t surprise me that much, but it did. It is hard for me to find an educational value behind those sort of strange games, but I can agree with you and Bogosts that video games are a bridge that can be crossed when it comes to educating people. I don’t think this is always done correctly or really viewed as a great opportunity, but I have seen research online about the potential video games have. There are plenty of computer video games or regular video games for consoles designed for children to learn how to spell or do other tasks that help them in life. I like the suggestion that actions done while playing video games can affect them and I feel like you were suggesting that they don’t even realizing what they are learning. I almost like that kind of learning better than traditional educational video games.