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December 13, 2013 - 4:47 pm

SHOOTEMUP

Really:

While one widely held view maintains playing video games is intellectually lazy, such play actually may strengthen a range of cognitive skills such as spatial navigation, reasoning, memory and perception, according to several studies reviewed in the article. This is particularly true for shooter video games that are often violent, the authors said. A 2013 meta-analysis found that playing shooter video games improved a player’s capacity to think about objects in three dimensions just as well as academic courses to enhance these same skills, according to the study. This enhanced thinking was not found with playing other types of video games, such as puzzles or role-playing games.

I haven’t played Halo in ages, but maybe it’s time to teach the seven-year-old of the awesomeness of the Master Chief.

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Cross-posted from Vodkapundit

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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Science finally learns what millions of people have known all along.

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I've learned to prepare for the impending collapse by saving old-type soda bottle caps. I've learned to build a land mine out of them as well.

Remember: Beware the battle cattle but don't fear the battle cattle.
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I can honestly tell you that playing through Zelda block puzzles has helped my organizational skills. Seriously, a lot of times I have to navigate among boxes and carts at work, and maneuvering what I can while the rest remains stationary is exactly the kind of puzzle I have done hundreds of times in Ocarina of Time alone.
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