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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Peter Armstrong
A Virginia agency that operates the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center museums will have a new director this week.
At the end of a long day, many gamers zone out by competing in online death matches, or they check out by escaping to virtual realms. Spiritual leader Deepak Chopra is hoping gamers will instead choose to chill out with "Leela," his ambitious new effort to combine gaming and meditation.
Peter Armstrong, director of product development at THQ, said transforming Chopra's teachings into gameplay was a difficult endeavor.
"We wanted to make sure each of the movements was fun and replayable," said Armstrong. "That's why we did more than 500 prototypes. We took the teachings and tried to boil them down. We would show those to Deepak and some of his experts, but there were several instances where they just didn't work. They just didn't quite fit the meaning of that chakra."