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The Boy Scouts just made it tougher for parents to crack down on kids for playing too many video games by introducing a new Game Design merit badge. That's right, there's more to Boy Scouts than learning how to whittle your way out of an emergency situation. Through Game Design, the Boy Scouts of America is looking to encourage creativity and help children hone their logic, strategy, and even mathematics skills, the organization explained in a press release. "Whether it's soccer, a family night board game, or a handheld electronic device—playing challenges us to overcome long odds, tell compelling stories, and work with or against one another," the Boy Scouts said. "Games motivate both... Read more...
Generations from now, our grandchildren will look back at 2010 and pinpoint this moment as one of the "ah ha!" moments of the 21st century. It'll be live the day the first television was shipped, or the first e-mail was sent. Maybe it will even be compared to the day that Bill Gates founded Microsoft or Apple shipped the Apple IIe. It's probably right up there with the invention of the mouse, the fax machine or even the cellular telephone. Yes, a new "Video Game" merit pin is up there with all of those milestones in our opinion, and it's exactly the ammunition that parents have needed for years to coerce their lazy children into sticking with something that's greater than them in an effort to... Read more...