McGonigal argued that controlling an avatar even if just for 90 seconds can give someone a confidence boost for a full day. Stephen Colbert needs no confidence boost, of course. Maybe that’s a result of a lot of gaming?
McGonigal is on a media tour for Reality is Broken, a book in which she talks about the potential for games (video and otherwise) to have positive effects on individuals and society.
The Colbert Report, February 3, 2011