People are starting to see what type of thinking goes into video game playing.
An article from Wired magazine (brought to you from Always Learning)
This article reminds me of the time Abbi decided to make a graph showing the prices of something she was selling at the auction house on WoW. She wanted to see when during the day would be the best time to sell her item. Yep.. economics at it's best.. when it's fun! :)
This writing by Mark Prensky is very applicable also. He talks about how gaming has changed in the last 20 years or so.
I don't really like labeling certain games as educational, of course I believe that we are continually learning, but I know what he's saying ;)