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Sony brings Buzz! to UK classrooms


Though the headline might fool you into thinking trenchcoat-wearing Sony goons will soon be infiltrating schools and selling children some sort of designer drug, it actually refers to the hugely popular series of quiz games on PS2. It's rather simple -- the game asks a question and you consequently slam your hand or forehead into a giant red button (part of the special Buzz! peripheral) before answering.

Being based upon the acquisition and sharing of knowledge, the game seems like an ideal fit for a classroom brimming with kids. Buzz!: The School's Quiz will derive its over 5,000 questions from the UK's Key Stage 2 National Curriculum, and will include cooperative play modes.

It's pleasing to see that some still see the value in video games as educational tools. You know, beyond the ones that teach us how to kill each other.

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