pbs.gif The Christian Science Monitor's Dec. 22 edition has an in-depth article on the 'serious game' phenomenon, discussing games you may already know, such as the UN's Food Force and the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict's A Force More Powerful, "in which players use peaceful means to unseat a dictator in 10 fictitious scenarios."

But a particularly interesting thought comes from the Woodrow Wilson Center's David Rejeski, who apparently "...advocates the establishment of a "Corporation for Public Gaming" that would stimulate the development of serious games the way the Corporation for Public Broadcasting developed noncommercial TV." A PBS style organization for games? We can see the Morgan Webb-presented pledge drives now!