Playing action games helps you make decisions

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  1. gumgod
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    It's nice to see research about video games that isn't negative every now and then.
     
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    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I've seen plenty of positive studies on videogames:

    2010- http://www2.med.umich.edu/prmc/media/newsr...ils.cfm?ID=1678 Medical students believe video games can help them become better doctors

    2010- http://www.nationalpost.com/Video+games+co...3911/story.html Video games could help soldiers deal with post-traumatic stress

    2008- http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=6121775&page=1 Video Games Help Elderly Drivers

    2004- http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4685909/ Surgeons may err less by playing video games

    Countless others. I won't bother looking up how Dance Dance Revolution is put in schools, but I'll tell you it helped me lose 65 pounds and counting.
     
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    I have too, I'm just saying that it's better than seeing the ones that are saying they will turn your children evil. [​IMG]

    Thanks for the links and congrats on loosing the weight.
     
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    I choked on my waffle laughing at the bolded.

    Oh nos! Bad guiz wif gunz! Strafe and shoot. Done. Oh nos! More! Hide behind corner, strafe, shoot. Whew. Thank jebus for uber strats. This game r nevar teh same!
     
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    Interactive Cutscene! QUICKLY MASH THE X BUTTON!
     
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    Well, honestly it is more to it. the enemies seldomly appear in the same patterns (if it's a better game). Enemies standing on a balcony, a troop running up behind you, swat-terrorists jumping through a window...

    a Mario game? Run, Jump, Get flag/star. Done. Run Jump, Get flag/star Done.... "never the same". Layton? talk to someone, recall a puzzle, solve, done. talk to someone, recall a puzzle, solve. "never the same".