So when is public education going to get on board the “video game as instruction” revolution? The use of video games as an instructional tool is so obvious to some of us. Why is it always so difficult for public education to catch on? I strongly believe that our educational system is so conservative that we simply cannot fathom the idea of using “video games” as an instructional tool. There was a time not long ago that the words “video games” were synonymous with “a complete waste of time and energy”. That is simply not true. With proper guidance from teachers and/or parent supervision, video games can be an unprecedented learning tool for the 21st century.