USA Today reports that while people have long known that video games are a good way to blow off some steam after work and improve hand-eye coordination; some newer titles aim to achieve some measure of social good. Ben Sawyer, co-founder and director of the Games for Health Project, feels that games can be used to "increase our awareness of world issues, help with social phobias and can even treat those with serious illnesses." His organization brings together researchers, game makers, and medical professionals to improve healthcare practice and policy. He adds: "What we're realizing now is that gaming, as...

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