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Video games are good for you.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Dondrei, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. Dondrei

    Dondrei Diabloii.Net Member

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    Video games are good for you.

    This is old (the article is dated Aug 2005), but I just saw it in my crappy local newspaper today.

    Here.

    So screw you, people who told me to get a real life.
     
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    video games have been known to increase certain skills (reaction times, hand-eye coordination ect.. ) but may have some harmful side effects

    its good to take breaks every once in a while
     
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    But doesent it depends on what kind if game you play aswell?
    I really do believe that your rections increase if you have been playing FPS games like "Counter-Strike" and such, but I have a hard time to belive that a game like "Sim City" will increase your reactions. :scratch:
     
  4. Dondrei

    Dondrei Diabloii.Net Member

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    I think the idea is that the general mental stimulation of using interactive entertainment is the main thing.
     
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    I don't think that the article suggested that they play constantly.



     
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    Well, duh.
     
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    LorveN D3 Off Topic Moderator

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    So, Dondrei, when will your game hit the stores?
     
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    Maybe the reason my golf game was so bad this summer was because I wasn't playing enough video games...
     
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    Or maybe it was that slice?



     
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    Only if you bring your wife and lock yourself outside. And while you're at it, bring HC, Vivi and Isolde too.:wink2:



     
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    Probably referring to FPSs, not so much RPGs, Sims, etc. The reaction time improved by holding down a mouse button to spam hammers in D2 probably won't make my reactions any faster. Probably... :scratch:
     
  12. Dondrei

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    About a million years, I'm thinking at the moment.



     
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    GTA totally helps me with hand-to-eye coordination.

    Plus, shooting hookers is therapeutic.
     
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    Me? Slice? Never....the problem is that they don't curve the shape of the fairway properly, not my ballflight.:thumbsup:



     
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