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Peter Moore: "Games will change the world"

Peter Moore: "Games will change the world"

Sure, Peter Moore may say nice things, but he still looks like an evil wizard to us...

If there's one thing that pretty much every bit-tech.net reader has got in common then it has to be that we have all had, at one point or another, a parent or loved one looming over us and demanding we go outside - "Why are you inside playing with computers when you could be out having fun and getting fit?"

Well, next time someone turns around and says that to you, you just point them towards EA's Peter Moore! In a comment issued yesterday at the MI6 marketing conference, the former Xbox 360 honcho talked about the effect he sees games having on the world in the future.

Games have a key role to play in health and wellness. People will be able to do things with games in their own houses that they just can’t do at the gym. And it’s not just about making yourself stronger and healthier but also smarter and happier," said Moore.

Games have the power to make people happy and to make the world a better place. And I do mean the world, because we are now opening up massive new markets like China and India that will bring billions of gamers.

Hm - we're sure that Jack Thompson has a different viewpoint though.

Do you think games are a great way to make the world a better place, or is Moore getting carried away in rivers of his own hyperbole? Let us know what you think in the forums.

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Flibblebot 11th April 2008, 12:45 Quote
Well, yeah, I like games, but I don't think I'd ever expect a game to make me fit. I go to the gym for that. There's another reason I go to the gym (well, apart from the laydees): it's called social interaction.

And, anyway: MI6 Marketing Conference? International espionage needs marketing?
badders 11th April 2008, 15:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Flibblebot
There's another reason I go to the gym (well, apart from the laydees): it's called social interaction.

Both of those reasons can be found in a much more entertaining place: The Pub

Who needs Gyms?
Flibblebot 11th April 2008, 15:48 Quote
Yes, but you don't get fit down the pub (well, at least apart from your drinking arm)
mmorgue 11th April 2008, 16:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by badders
Who needs Gyms?

Well, from the looks of your average middle schooler, most of them!
badders 11th April 2008, 16:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by Flibblebot
Yes, but you don't get fit down the pub (well, at least apart from your drinking arm)

Ah, but I don't get fit down the Gym either. Have you seen the membership prices?
Thacrudd 11th April 2008, 16:32 Quote
I totally agree with him. Have you ever had multiple boxing matches on Wii sports? Smarter? If learning games interest you, then the sorftware is readily available. You can learn French and spanish on the DS or the Wii now! Granted, Nintendo is mainly the one making efforts towards these types of games, but I'm sure they'll all take a shot at it, it's just a matter of time. No everyone has the time to load up and head off to the gym.
Flibblebot 11th April 2008, 16:44 Quote
No, no, no, Thacrudd.

These people only make announcements like this so that we can take the piss out of them.
Jack Thompson, Mark Rein, Peter Molyneux and now Peter Moore. These aren't real people, they're parodies made up by the good folk at The Onion.

At least that's how it feels sometimes :p
Mentai 12th April 2008, 00:39 Quote
Wait, EA made wii fit?

I find it funny this coming from EA, I'm pretty sure they have made no efforts in any of the areas he mentioned, except maybe the happy one (come on mass effect!).
Spaceraver 14th April 2008, 09:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by badders
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Originally Posted by Flibblebot
Yes, but you don't get fit down the pub (well, at least apart from your drinking arm)

Ah, but I don't get fit down the Gym either. Have you seen the membership prices?

Horizontal workout's.. ;)
Flibblebot 14th April 2008, 10:08 Quote
They don't offer that at my gym...maybe I should have shopped round a bit more?
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