There are some who feel that video games are a waste of our brain and that it disrupts learning and whatnot. On the flip side there are also those who encourage gaming since it helps stimulate our mind and helps us to learn new things at the same time. Valve is most definitely the latter as they have announced their Steam for Schools initiative. Revealed today at the Games for Change conference, Valve’s Leslie Redd and Yasser Malaika announced that the immensely popular Valve game, Portal 2, will be given away via the Steam for Schools. Educators can sign up for the beta where they will be given that Perpetual Testing Initiative level maker and sample levels. Students will be able to create their own levels but unfortunately will not be able to share them with other players outside of the classroom. More details of Valve’s initiative can be found on their website. This almost makes us wish that we were back in school!

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