@cidney Judging by the gamers we both know, it's very false. Games seem pretty empathy-neutral? It's like asking if reading books builds empathy.

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@Alon I bring it up because I see a *lot* of game designers espouse the belief that games can build empathy. Enough that Anna Anthropy made "Empathy Game" to mock this concept. There doesn't seem to be any evidence supporting it.

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