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Fighting Gangs With Video Games

GMU students designed video games to highlight the dangers of gangs



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    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is taking a high-tech approach to fighting gangs. He’s turning to video games.

    Cuccinelli is announcing an initiative that will create video games that teach kids the dangers and consequences of joining a gang.

    The attorney general is teaming up with George Mason University to create the games.

    “We feel strongly that our partnership with Mason’s Computer Game Design program and the games produced as part of this partnership will help expose kids to the dangerous truth about gangs and help prevent them from joining gangs,“ Cuccinelli said.

    Students competed to have their games featured in the initiative.

    If this program is successful, Cuccinelli he would like to work with George Mason again to create games that address other issues kids are facing, the attorney general said.