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Are video games good for your brain ?


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#16    kannin

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:31 PM

yay if i play black ops i can survive a zombie outbreak! O.o


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 02:11 AM

View PostRichardRoma, on 01 November 2013 - 08:42 PM, said:

It's probably bad for the eyes though.

Your right there, I have been using computers for 12 odd years and my eyesight is now atrocious..
I make  interactive books, games and vids and things like that and had to buy 3 different specs at $NZ1200 each time....

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:56 AM

I bet that if instead of Super Mario 64 they had chosen a game like Carmaggedon results would not have been the same lol


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:40 PM

Well, I'll have a reason as to why I didn't study for my big exam now...


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 12:57 AM

View PostEtherialNight, on 31 October 2013 - 07:52 PM, said:

Most of the gaming addicts I have met or know {I live with one} has shown very little social skills {an inability to socialize with others or generally get along with others}, the attention span of a goldfish, has pronounced emotional immaturity {throwing tantrums like small children} and often has anger management issues.

This is the individual, not the activities they choose. I perhaps fit the poor social skills part, though I get along with people fine, just awkwardly. However compared to others I've met in my life I have a very high patience level and attention span. I work in production services in IT of a major payroll company. Minor programming, lots of operations and sifting through code problem solving errors. Patience is a requirement of the job.

I find your description fits better with people who are not so much gamers, as they are someone who found a single game they are attached to and can't pull themselves away from. People who only play CoD or Warcraft. I guess this has always somehow seemed a different category in my mind. The difference between someone who is into sports, and someone who obsesses over their one football team and doesn't really care about sports outside of that.


View Postmumanster, on 02 November 2013 - 02:11 AM, said:

Your right there, I have been using computers for 12 odd years and my eyesight is now atrocious..
I make  interactive books, games and vids and things like that and had to buy 3 different specs at $NZ1200 each time....

Most of the eye problems with screens came from old CRT monitors that were constantly refreshing an image. If you video the old screens and slow it down you'd see a constant flash of light, usually 60-80 times a second (depending on refresh rate.) LCD screens don't have that same behavior as they are mechanically very different, and as such are also much easier on the eyes. Though there may be something to be said about focusing your eyes on a two dimensional object for long periods.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:47 AM

There is nothing wrong with gaming,I play games and I play online.

The secret is as some have already said is moderation.I put my Wife and marriage first and when I do play, I play in short sessions and remain firmly planted in the Real world.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:38 AM

It depends on what is considered beneficial and at what cost?

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 01:55 AM

View Postbaro67, on 31 October 2013 - 11:40 PM, said:

The viedogames have been blamed for years as the main root cause of the worst imaginable pulses in the young people, and now suddenly discovers that are good for the brain..but please..
Before video games it was Dungeons and Dragons and violent Movies that made kids Crazy.

I do have a friend who lost a whole Semester of college due to Diablo II.

It is said that kids that played video games are much better soldiers. They have better reaction times and have familiarity with many military situations. Also tanks, fighter planes, drones and whatnot all drive like a video game now.

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