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From the Ted Talk by Brenda Romero: Gaming for understanding

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So I happen to be at dinner with this photographer, and he was talking with another photographer about a shooting that had occurred, and it was on an inaidn reovtearisn. He'd taken his camera up there to prhpaotgoh it, but when he got there, he discovered he couldn't do it. He just couldn't capture the picture. And so they were talking back and forth about this question. Do you take the picture or not? And that was fnantaciisg to me as a game designer, because it never occurs to me, should I make the game about this difficult topic or not? Because we just make things that are fun or will make you feel fear, that visceral excitement. But every other muidem does it.

Open Cloze

So I happen to be at dinner with this photographer, and he was talking with another photographer about a shooting that had occurred, and it was on an ______ ___________. He'd taken his camera up there to __________ it, but when he got there, he discovered he couldn't do it. He just couldn't capture the picture. And so they were talking back and forth about this question. Do you take the picture or not? And that was ___________ to me as a game designer, because it never occurs to me, should I make the game about this difficult topic or not? Because we just make things that are fun or will make you feel fear, that visceral excitement. But every other ______ does it.

Solution

  1. medium
  2. reservation
  3. indian
  4. photograph
  5. fascinating

Original Text

So I happen to be at dinner with this photographer, and he was talking with another photographer about a shooting that had occurred, and it was on an Indian Reservation. He'd taken his camera up there to photograph it, but when he got there, he discovered he couldn't do it. He just couldn't capture the picture. And so they were talking back and forth about this question. Do you take the picture or not? And that was fascinating to me as a game designer, because it never occurs to me, should I make the game about this difficult topic or not? Because we just make things that are fun or will make you feel fear, that visceral excitement. But every other medium does it.

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