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How a Philosopher Found Solace Playing Red Dead Redemption 2

Just before the first COVID-19 lockdown started in Melbourne, I ran out and bought an Xbox – “for the kids,” you understand. I’d never had a games console, and I am certainly not the target demographic for Rockstar Games’ work: massive open-world behemoths like the infamous Grand Theft Auto series…

What Games Can Teach Us During The Coronavirus Pandemic

What Games Can Teach Us During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Most of us don’t take games too seriously. They are a way to unwind, or these days to maybe escape from the world of COVID-19 for a little while. But games are also simulations in which real people play, make decisions and interact. This makes games powerful tools for learning…