Parent outraged by educational videogame

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  1. Terminator02
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  2. omgpwn666

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    I don't think their is anything wrong with an educational game, I just wouldn't buy it.
     
  3. KingVamp

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    Why is there so much complaining bout games, why can't they be a good thing.

    if there a problem ... games are involve

    there a bunch of violence in the streets = games

    my kid is stupid = games

    tornado hit the house = games lol

    Yea educational games are good.
     
  4. Terminator02
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    rofl, games can actually do that
     
  5. Livin in a box

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    It all depends on the type of child it's used on. If it's used on the cleverest kids then there's something wrong, but if it's used on the not as bright kids then I suppose it's fine. I can see what she's getting at, but we don't know the full story behind it.
     
  6. R2DJ

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    Cool, I can summon tornadoes at my enemies! *evil laugh*
     
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    WIN! I never new I could do that.
     
  8. RupeeClock

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    The lady probably doesn't even realise the maths education program itself is a PRODUCT of much math and science...
     
  9. Haloman800

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    0:28 More games can actually do that
     
  10. yuyuyup

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    great game
     
  11. Canonbeat234

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    Fuck this generation! I actually agree that most games are focusing on the entertain instead of the education. Math Adventures, Math Blaster anyone!? Those games teach you as much math as you needed, the only problem is that kids are too easily focused on stuff that reminds them of cartoons or toys so a game with educational values will force to play it because afterall its a game. The educational part never comes to their minds until...they have beaten the game like three times then finally they now what has been educating them. That's how kids learn these days...beat the educational game multiple times then finally; Achievement Unlock: Learning Math 30G
     
  12. Dter ic

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    I think its a briliant idea, if kids can enjoy themselves while learning it only makes learning much more engaging for the child


    but i don';t think i'll work on the brainy kids though ([possibly)
     
  13. Bladexdsl

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    she's got a face like a man that's for sure . fugly!
     
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    that's not nice, man. [​IMG]
     
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  16. injected11

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    She's right. Playing Math Blaster and Number Munchers corrupted my very soul, and had zero impact on my being placed in honors math classes 3 grade levels above everyone else.
     
  17. Celice

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    You know, education books can also foster an addiction towards books.

    It's true.
     
  18. Terminator02
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    education teachers can foster an addiction towards...
     
  19. heavyknight

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    Math + Games =...scratch that, Games in general = beats learning in current schools. Boring stuff is boring. Wall of text summary : what the dumb broad says, way off. I love me games.

    Make US/History fun by turning it into an FPS. How about Science? Mix it with Roller coaster Tycoon, maybe that'd be interesting. The ideas can be endless.

    If anyone has seen Baka Test/Baka to Test to Shokanju, that's a prime example of how you'd have people eager to learn/study.

    Anyone who can go nerd mode over MMORPGs should know how skill/stat planning is.
    Not only do you have to focus on your stats, but you also have to do research on mob levels, accuracy (if needed), equipment, how much money you'd need to spend on equips/pots, what job advancing will do, if you'll need skill resets, plan out your training areas/quest list, etc.
    Let's not forget formulas (skill formulas to max out your damage, exp and drop formulas for leveling, etc), if anyone has seen the math formula of a Pokeball...it's pretty wtf'd. Though, I'm too dumb to understand even one part of it [​IMG]

    Not only limited to MMORPGs, there are other things that will support the whole games = good thing., Like how many shots to kill something/someone, or how many shots you should attempt to save ammo. Then there's plan your movements, time your jumping, working as a team.

    Hell, RPG Maker + School = Homework I wouldn't want to turn in until everything's perfect. Make the bestest thing ever!
    Not to mention, one part of English/Reading classes I look forward to/had many ideas for...were writing things. I touched RPGs, I like writing/etcing.

    What now, old hag?
    I bet pulls random stuff out of her ass and hasn't even seen many games or even touched any games. I haven't seen many people care about the violence in some games. Not many mentions the violence as..violence. Head shots? It's part of FPS' and famous for being the instant-kill spot. "I'm gonna kill you" - PvP?, etc. Violence doesn't make the world go round. If anything, she should be more worried about kids & sex.
     
  20. DarkWay

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    Yes and how did they get through to the "enemy"? They got the Correct answer.