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Study: Violent Video Games Are Good for You

December 13th, 2013 - 3:04 pm



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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You just wanna scope out Cortana again....
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FPS's have invariably made me nauseous, there's actually a name for that, somewhere. My son could pull allnighters on Wolfenstein with no ill effect, me, 10 minutes and I was looking for medicinal scotch. My granddaughter love love loves her some minecraft, same thing for baba re the search for medicinals. AirWarrior 3d I could play all night. I sucked at it notwithstanding my membership in the Killa Sheepz of ACCS (Aerial Crowd Control Services) but for some reason flight sims I can tolerate.
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