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How video games can also inspire

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Anyone here read Animorphs when they were kids? I know I have. Animorphs were a series of children’s books that features a group of teenagers who are tasked to save the world from a secret alien invasion. They were gifted by a prince of an alien race – the power to acquire and bond with the dna of living creatures and the ability to turn into them at will. These stories were inspiring and much like the characters in video games, they have inspired us to be something greater than ourselves. You would imagine yourself in the boots of Link, traversing the dangerous lands, rescuing the princess and saving the day. Or you can be an everyday plumber who stands up against an evil threat when everyone else has thrown in the towel. Recent games have enhanced this inspiring feature. Games like Assassin’s Creed and Halo immerses you in the shoes of these different fictional heroes and along the way you learn from them and how you can be just as good or as confident as them in real life.

Especially in the case of Assassin’s Creed, the game has inspired many people to follow in the footsteps of these heroes. The game has inspired a new generation of people to train and learn the art of parkour.  It’s a thrilling workout that’s become more susceptible to the public popularised by video games.

What do you guys think?

Read more at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/09/sports/parkour-a-pastime-born-on-the-streets-moves-indoors-and-uptown.html?_r=0

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