Jane McGonigal - What Gamers Can Teach Us. Thanks Acleacius.
The idea of gamer resilience isn't just an academic obsession for me.
It's something I've experienced personally. I've had to fight off suicidal
thoughts after a traumatic brain injury -- and I used my gamer strengths to
I was explaining this to the TED audience -- that I'd reached my lowest
point, when I said to myself: "I'm either going to kill myself, or I'm going
to turn this into a game" -- when suddenly, everything in the theater went
It was the strangest thing. A gasp went up in the audience. Just when I was
finding the courage to discuss the darkest moment in my life, we were
literally plunged into darkness together.