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Have video games ever helped you understand current events?

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Playing BioShock: Infinite and researching various historical and religious references in it has legit helped me form a better understanding of the religious and sociological factors that form the roots of America. In turn, that has helped me to understand current political polarization and how it has moved over time from a slow burn to a simmer (and perhaps soon a boil). Has anyone else found that playing a particular game has helped you understand current events either now, or at some point in the past?

 

 

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Not necessarily. I think the one thing that helps people understand current events would be the news or south Park.( because it makes fun of everything. Note: South Parks episode on the corona virus will probably be epic.) Anyway unless future games implement the current situation then no.

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I wouldn't any game that I've played has taught me anything about current events but it certainly has improved my knowledge in certain areas. For example woodcutting in Runescape taught me about nature and introduced me to different trees, which I continued to research and at the time I was fascinated by how many of them were actually real.

I think the reason why I have not used games to understand current events is because I prefer to use games as an outlet to escape from the 'real world' and enjoy having fun without necessarily learning anything of value.

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