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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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Thursday, 17 January 2008

Sony sells PlayStation quiz game to schools

Sony is to start selling a video game to schools for children as young as seven.

The company hopes the £35 multiple choice game, which was developed with the help of Government money, will be used to teach the national curriculum.

Children playing the game - called Buzz! The Schools Quiz, Classroom Edition - use a PlayStation 2 console with a special buzzer to answer the 5,000 questions, covering a range of topics.

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