Game Over

Journalism, Opinion, Weekend Sunrise

I’m a big fan of computer games.

Trust me, I’ve played more than my fair share. Ever since my friend gave me a copy of Age of Empires out of a cereal box, I’ve been somewhat addicted to both games and cereal.

But for an industry worth an estimated $93 billion worldwide and projected to grow to over $100 billion in the next two years, it’s high time game manufacturers became more responsible for their actions.

Gaming Revenue

 

I think the gaming industry is irresponsible for three reasons. Firstly, for such an immersive medium it often fails to adequately educate us. Secondly, it seems indifferent about influencing the minds of younger generations. And thirdly, it fails it disclose information that is of vital importance to its consumers.

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School Is Out!

Journalism, Opinion

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”                 – Mark Twain

I’ve often quoted Mark Twain in jest. Now I’m realising his words are worryingly applicable. Never before have we been so economically and culturally invested in education… and never before has it been failing at the rate it is today.

Source: Data from Board of Studies NSW

Source: Data from Board of Studies NSW