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Serious games (SGs) or persuasive games are computer and video games used as persuasion technology or educational technology. They can be similar to educational games, but are often intended for an audience outside of primary or secondary education. Serious games can be of any genre and many of them can be considered a kind of edutainment.

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Friday, 17 August 2007

A credit crunch in cyberspace

The banking crisis finds an echo in Second Life

IN VIRTUAL worlds you may be able to fly, but the laws of economic gravity still apply. Last week, when real-life financial markets suffered a credit crunch, Second Life, the much-ballyhooed 3D online world, experienced its first bank run. This featured avatars, electronic alter egos, lining up in front of virtual teller machines, trying to withdraw so much money that it forced the bank, Ginko Financial, to cease operations and turn deposits into perpetual bonds. Some predict that the virtual economy is in for its first financial crisis.

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