Did a game ever help you?

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  1. Devin
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    I was taking a Science exam when the question "At what degree of heat does the human bodies cells start to give?" or something like that.. I thought back to the NDS game 999, and a character called Santa told me the answer. I can't remember it now, but I did on the test. It was the only question I didn't know. Have video games, or any games helped you out in real life? If so, how?
     


  2. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ I drool on my knife

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    Last year I came down with Swine flu right before Halloween and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 helped me out. It gave me something to do and helped me forget how much pain was in.
    I think that counts.

    Wait! Phoenix Wright once helped me win a legal debate (I shit you not)
     
  3. Schlupi

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    With a neglectful Mom and a busy Dad, Video games (SNES, NES) taught me how to read.

    At the age of 1 and a half.

    I can recollect memories that far back... Beat Super Mario World before I was 2. [​IMG]


    Ahh. I will never forget the classics.

    Also, won several Brawl and Jump tournaments with Cash prizes. at least 200+ from tourneys, I guess that is help too. [​IMG]
     
  4. _Chaz_

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    I owe a lot of my academic success to video games. I don't think I would have graduated high school without them.
     
  5. Schlupi

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    Then you know how I feel. [​IMG]

    I also have a great sense of rhythm from years and yeas DDR, Ouendan, EBA, Osu!, Rock Band, and Taiko Drum Master.

    As well as great reaction time.

    OH, right!

    Cool story - got hit by a van going almost 30 miles an hour, on the way home from school... tossed into the air, landed on my back. A huge scene. I was able to take a few steps back and get hit by the headlight, going over it, instead of being dead center and going under... Would have been killed. Came out with minimal damage.

    ... was saved by my reaction time, from playing so many video games. [​IMG]

    Video games saved my life?
     
  6. .Chris

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    Yes, a game did help me.

    Professor Layton series.
     
  7. Schlupi

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    That too. Being able to improve your logic skills is a pretty sweet thing to do.

    I love games with puzzles and brainteasers.
     
  8. Densetsu

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    Sorry, but I have to call BULLSHIT.

    The part of the brain responsible for the formation of memories (the hippocampus) doesn't fully develop until after the 2nd year of life in humans. Until then, you can't possibly form memories. That's why no one remembers when they were born (or being in the womb before they were born). Most people don't even remember breastfeeding because they stop and switch to bottles before 2-1/2 years old.
     
  9. .Chris

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    Offtopic: Hey there Densetsu3000! how you doing?
     
  10. monkat

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    ITT: Gamers trying to justify their hobby
     
  11. _Chaz_

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    You have no idea how grateful I am for not remembering that.
     
  12. Splych

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    Phoenix Wright taught me a lot about having a stable debate and having a good side of defense . if ever one of my friends got into an issue, i'd tell them about calling me for help , just because Phoenix Wright taught me a bit about law .
     
  13. Densetsu

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    Hey there RoboticBuddy! I started medical school last summer so I have much less free time now. I'm less of an active poster and more of a lurker now.

    I just wrote the neuroscience final so I had to respond to this thread with my new-found knowledge [​IMG]
     
  14. Vulpes Abnocto

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    Sushi Acadamy taught me the proper names of different types of sushi, and it's ingredients.

    Now I can tell the guy making the sushi exactly what I want. [​IMG]


    Heya Densetsu. You've been missed around here, doc.
     
  15. BORTZ

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    I was sliding off the road and i was able to correct well enough just like i do when im playing the game to keep me out of a wreck.
     
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    Mmmm, sushi...

    Heya foxy man! I miss the 'Temp too! Well, I never really left, I just don't come on as frequently and mostly lurk. I can't believe all that's been going on in the past couple of weeks [​IMG]

    *ON TOPIC*
    First-person shooters will help me in med school greatly. Many of the surgical tools used are robots that are controlled by dual-analog sticks. The surgeons capable of performing the most delicate surgical procedures are the ones with excellent hand-eye coordination. So if you play a lot of video games, you'd be great at performing hysterectomies and colonoscopies [​IMG]
     
  17. Recorderdude

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    Trauma Center helped me immensely in my medical science class.

    I now know that magic jelly and magic injections can raise the heart rate of anyone who's in critical condition, and that you can kill mutant alien virii with laser beams.

    I also learned that open heart surgery can be successfully completed within five minutes.

    Finally, if you're a magical doctor you can move your hands faster than the speed of sound if you think about a star shape.

    Srsly tho, kaizo marios and tetris have, without a doubt, increased my reaction time tenfold.
     
  18. HEARDATBEAT

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    Haha I learned how to control a car that's sliding in the snow from the games Gran Turismo. It happened to me once on the highway and I controlled the car very well even though the left, back tire was flat. And I thank guitar hero and Bust-A-Groove for my quick-ish reaction time.
     
  19. _Chaz_

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    I learned that the weak point on any person is the space between the eyes.
     
  20. aiRWaLKRe

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    Atari math grand prix. I use to play that befor I could do math and my parents would help me get the answer so come school time ( yeah I am old and that was new when I was starting school ) I was a wiz at math. So much so I was in college during my senior year of high school [​IMG]. And whoever said video games don't help you out in life is talkin' total B.S. !!!!!!!!