We have come a long way since Pong! In the 70's we were thrilled to be able to manipulate a green cursor across our very own TV screen. With games like Anki Drive and Skylanders today's kids have all kinds of new interactive games that can be played on a number of devices.
One worry that parents were talking about back in the 90's was that these video games would kill our children's creativity and they would essentially become video game zombies (as is spoofed in the movie Sean of the Dead - definitely a PG13 movie). It turns out that many of the kids playing video games in the 70's, 80's, and 90's have grown up to be the video game developers of today and have built in all kinds of ways that video games of today challenge our children's individual imaginations.
Anki Drive and Skylanders are perfect examples of how video games, game play, and imagination combine.
Check out this interview to see Anki Drive in action!