Gaming IS Good for You

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Apr 22, 2012

Gaming IS Good for You by Gahars at 11:14 PM (1,187 Views / 3 Likes) 37 replies

  1. Gahars
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    If you ever hear the old argument that gaming is a destructive force for evil, with no benefits whatsoever, feel free to use this.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Source: Frugal Dad
     
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    I already knew gaming was good for me....i'm at my happiest with a good game in front of me :yayps3:
     
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    I didn't even bother to read the tl;dr infographic, but it's obvious that gaming (in moderation) is good for you

    They....

    Improve your hand-eye coordination
    help promote literacy
    improve critical thinking skills

    and that's just off the top of my head...
     
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    I finally have proof, thanks!
     
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    Seems legit. I agree that in moderation it can help for the reasons that TwinRetro stated. Interesting about the Tetris findings though
     
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    of course games are good !
    brighten my day every time i play a game !
    :gba:
     
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    I don't think games are bad at all. The addiction is what's the problem.
     
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    Gaming has kept me from killing people for years. It's not just good for me, it's good for everyone around me! :yay:
     
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    I don't game in moderation.

    Mainly because I'm trying to finish that 500 hour RPG in less than 200 hours.
     
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    RPG's like Devil Survivor really help you. They really make you think before doing something.
     
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    are you reffering to it's multiple endings?

    or simply strategy games?
     
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    The references, and knowledge you get from gaming is really astounding.

    Asura's Wrath has a lot of references to Gods.~
    Aegis is Greek meaning shield. (Persona 3. Protects the main character.)
    999: That thermometer question was on a test just a few days after I played it. Got it right, and it's now stored in my memory.

    There's a ton more, but if you look behind the games it's really interesting to find out the little bits of information stored inside games. (Before I typically just played them, and enjoyed them. I pursued the game no further after I finish it, but now I take the time to. In order to better understand it.)

    It's been comment that my hand-eye coordination is pretty good. Simple things like someone's pencil falling off the table, or dropping a piece of paper and me catching it on the spot gets noticed sometimes. I'm betting it's the reaction time in video games, that allows me to do so.

    EDIT: And in Call Of Duty: Black Ops, I've learned a lot about the Vietnam war and such. Their tactics, and such. We're starting to cover Kennedy's era, and it's nice to know a bit about "Nuke Town", and the like.
     
  15. Sora de Eclaune

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    Ever since I've started playing games like Jam with the Band or Taiko no Tatsujin, I've been told I have a really good ear for melody and rhythm. I've NEVER been told that before I started playing music games. Never!
     
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    I know it's good and all, but honestly, how many people here actually play exactly 21 hours a week or less?
     
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    Uhh...me?
     
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    I almost fall for that, good one though.
     
  20. Tom Bombadildo

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    I almost fell for that, good one though. :rolleyes:

    I very rarely play games as it turns out. Maybe 10-15 hours a week.
     

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