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Tehranis flock to computer games exhibit

TEHRAN, Oct. 14 (Mehr News Agency) -- The National Foundation for Computer Games (NFCG) held an exhibition at Tehran's Goft-o-Gu Park last week that was heavily visited by interested visitors.

The exhibit was organized on the sideline section of the great expo of the police aiming to promote proper culture of computer games for families, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Tuesday.

A large number of visitors of various age groups visited the show everyday and showed great interest in the new games being introduced at the exhibit.

The new games were produced to familiarize users with the virtual world, teach social awareness and assist in developing a culture directed toward education and health.

The new generation of games named "WII" provides a healthy atmosphere for children to play their computer games without fear of inappropriate stimulation.

A mother who was visiting the exhibit with her son expressed her believed that it is necessary to hold such exhibits throughout the city to make families familiar with safe forms of computer games.

She said that the new productions had informed her about being more careful in selecting games for her son.

The great expo of the police at Tehran's Goft-o-Gu Park (Oct.7 to 12) was organized to familiarize Tehrani citizens with the activities of the police in different fields of art, computer games and new productions.

The National Foundation for Computer Games (NFCG) is an office affiliated with the Cinematic Affairs department of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance that was established last year.

Mohammad Bitaraf, an official from NFCG, said that the foundation is responsible for support of computer game products and provide the facility for experts to produce high quality work that can compete with foreign products.

"The foundation also trains experts, promotes research to produce Iranian computer games, pays special attention to national and religious values, and holds seminars to increase the quality of computer game products," he concluded.

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