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I was about to stop the 3rd Crusade, and the I woke up in some weird machine...
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Yeah, Age of Empires isn't a bad learning tool.

Instead of studying for my history final I played that, saying that it's helping somewhat.
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The problem with learing from a video game (or movie or book for that matter) you have no proof that the information is accurate. On top of that, you are limited to the author/creators POV. The only real way is to use multiple sources and get a better overall understanding.
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Why's that? I wrote a essay in World History based on what I learned in Age of Empires, I got a 93, highest grade in the class too.
Because it's wrong. Even the game authors say that you should not take it as accurate representation of history, lol. Clearly the World History prof played AoE too
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Because it's wrong. Even the game authors say that you should not take it as accurate representation of history, lol. Clearly the World History prof played AoE too
LOL

I didn't write it over everything. I just learned a little bit from it. At least I think I wrote some of the essay using my actual notes...
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Factor in reload time.
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Factor in reload time.
lol nice ... shame there no reload in real life, cause i can think of a few were i would like to redo something
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post #28 of 43
Books we read tell as a story and we imagine in our minds the world the caracters are and whats happening.
Movies we see that the directors mind has put into figures.Sometimes we don't like movies that are based in books because our imaginations was better.
Games we play are again what the producer has though out the images but now you are part of the story you control it which is in my opinion the best way to pass a message for children or this generation. Also things like guns and violence in games something we have to deal with and lean to understand that its just a game.

I have read many books watched tons of movies but what i remember best is stories of a game.
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They dont have to teach us a damn thing as long as it's not a requirement or something. They can purposefully be made to dumb us down until it's regulated. Of course all the training videos for surgeons or guards are overlooked as teaching people things. Oh well, if it's negative it will get it's time in the spotlight.
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They dont have to teach us a damn thing as long as it's not a requirement or something. They can purposefully be made to dumb us down until it's regulated. Of course all the training videos for surgeons or guards are overlooked as teaching people things. Oh well, if it's negative it will get it's time in the spotlight.
Of course they have to teach us something and they will because there are a lot of people out the like my parents that don't like video games because they teach you nothing and think counter strike is bad for you
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