Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Video Games Promote Peace and Democracy



VOAVideo: Video Games Promote Peace and Democracy

Video games are fun, but besides providing entertainment, some of them actually teach people how to resolve global conflicts without violence. Several organizations are using video games and other virtual simulations to promote peace, build democracies and support for disaster relief. VOAs Deborah Block has more.

  • FOOD FORCE - by WFP The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) hopes the game "Food Force," in which players direct aid workers trying to help the poor.
  • A Force More Powerful teaches the methods of influencing or changing the political environment using nonviolent methods.
  • Second Life is a free 3D virtual world where users can socialize, connect and create using free voice and text chat.

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