We like the work that the fine folks at Gamers Outreach does for the benefit of U.S. military personnel deployed overseas, so it makes sense that we share a recent TEDx EMU talk delivered by Zach Wigal entitled "Video Games - Helping Others Level Up." Zach writes about his experience delivering the presentation on his web site.
In case you are not familiar with TED, it stands for "Technology, Entertainment, Design," but the real point of this nonprofit is to share "ideas worth spreading”. TED started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing people together from different backgrounds to discuss great ideas. Wigal's particular talk took place during a TEDx talk (an independent talk in the same spirit) a few weeks ago at Eastern Michigan University.
In it he focused on how video games can bring people together in new and exciting ways and can even be used as a way to help those who are less fortunate or need special help. You can check out the entire talk to your left - it's worth watching.