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(The Week)   Seven health benefits of playing video games. 1-UP mushrooms not included   (theweek.com) divider line 7
    More: Spiffy, developmental psychologist, cognitive neuroscientist, chronic illnesses, emotional pain, Super Nintendo, McMaster University, cataracts, virtual reality  
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2013-03-11 05:11:14 AM
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I have an autistic 4 year old that loves to play Little Big Planet. We sit with him and talk about the game, say hi to the characters, etc. Much of what he learns playing has carried over to real life and helped improve his speech, socialization, and fine motor skills.
2013-03-11 02:21:25 PM
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Aidan: I DNRTFA, but I was JUST looking around the internets for good video games for kids to learn to read. I don't mean stupid "reading games". I mean something like Super Paper Mario, which we just got, which he's burning through reading, even though the language is intentionally sesquipedalian.

I find it offensively stupid that there are articles about how great video games are for reading... And then no one actually lists any farking video games.

I guess I'll go read the article now.


   An ex and I were going to adopt some special needs kids (not implying anything about yours) and she swore by those leapster products.  Personally, I just read to them at bedtime and encouraged them to participate. I've always found the tykes take more interest in something if I'm willing to commit time to do it with them.
2013-03-11 09:20:22 AM
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randomjsa: SpdrJay: Unlike my favorite hobby, mountain biking, you hardly ever get your leg torn up so bad you can't walk for a week, and have to sit home playing video games...

HA! What originally got me in to cycling was that I needed exercise from sitting around on my arse too much playing video games.


Yep. Same here.
2013-03-11 09:16:31 AM
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An mri found 2 ruptured discs in my lower back last fall, playing videogames helped me kick the subsequent dilaudid habit. Recently spent six weeks off work with a broken rib, Planetside 2 helped keep me sane and ignore the fact that every breath sent a jagged spike of pain through my torso.
 
  Have pledged to spend all my free time at home in front of the 42" monitor hoping to avoid any more injuries I sustain from simply stepping out my front door and into our farked up society. Anyone else loving the latest Tomb Raider as much as I? The ps3 version is total eye candy.
2013-03-11 08:52:12 AM
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helped my negotiating skills.  probably earning an extra 5k from my new job because I was balls with the "desired salary" on the job app.  Thank you Madden Franchise Mode Contract Resignings.
2013-03-11 08:23:32 AM
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For some reason I never developed the attraction/interest for gaming.  I'm a tech artist but gaming just doesn't do it for me.   The other parts of the family like it but I just don't have an interest in it.
Trying for change though.
Kid needs tech help with SIMMS so that might help.  Planning on an X box for the holidays this year so the move from Wii might help some as well.

Don't even play Angry Birds - wife thinks there's a part missing I think.
2013-03-11 06:06:39 AM
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Oh, look. It's this story again.

Lack of worthwhile content coupled with confirmation bias and a desperate need to eat sometime this month means we'll sit down and manufacture tripe out of thin air that sounds like news, but is actually olds beneath a thin lacquer of tramp-paint.

This just in: sitting in front of a screen all day working on your carpal tunnel damage, eye-strain and poor social skills is not going to do you any favours. Surprise!
 
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