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How Video Games Can Be A Force For Positive Change

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A screenshot from the video game Peacemaker.

Video Gaming For Good

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Asi Burak, author, "Power Play, Trends and Opportunities in Gaming for Good"

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Award-winning video game creator and tech executive Asi Burak is lecturing at the University of San Diego's Joan Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice on Tuesday. His lecture, "Power Play, Trends and Opportunities in Gaming for Good," explores how video games can be a force for positive change.

Burak, who is from Israel, developed the video game Peacemaker when he was a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University. The game is won by peacefully resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He's now working on a book on the phenomenon of social impact games.

Burak will discuss his work on KPBS Midday Edition Tuesday.

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