May 29, 2003
I'm not Wasting Time, I'm Improving Myself!
Posted by scott at May 29, 2003 01:20 PM
Also from rednova, this article detailing new findings that indicate video games may actually be beneficial:
Playing action-rich video games like car racing and shoot-em-ups can improve visual perception and allow people to focus on many tasks at once. Such training helps them play the game at hand, but it might also give them an edge in real-world situations like driving a car in traffic, experts say.
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Damn straight. It is about time someone wrote a positive report about video games. Despite the media's direct assult on video games, they are not the downfall of our civilization, and morality, Just an easy out to smokescreen (first TV, now videogames) the real problems with our culture.
I see video games as an extention of art or comic books. In fact, many games deal with the problems we face / struggle with in our day to day lives.
Yeah, I can't begin to count the number of times my home has been inundated by hordes of Zerglings. Good thing I learned to Firebat rush!
Seriously, though, the benefits of gaming have been known since the days of Space Invaders. I even have a book from 1984 that lists the numerous benefits to focus, organization, and hand-eye coordination that games provide, along with exercises you can do to help improve your skills.
true scincetist have proved it 2