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1/21/11: How Gaming Can Change the World

By Jennifer Napier-Pearce

Salt Lake City, Utah – Research shows that people who play games - board games, video games, party games and the like - are optimistic, willing to take risks and energized by a good challenge. So how do we harness that passion and enthusiasm to tackle problems outside of the virtual world, including depression, obesity and poverty? Friday, game designer Jane McGonigal joins guest host Jennifer Napier-Pearce to explain her vision of how games can solve real-world problems and in the process, make us all happier.

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