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(The Week)   Seven health benefits of playing video games. 1-UP mushrooms not included   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, developmental psychologist, cognitive neuroscientist, chronic illnesses, emotional pain, Super Nintendo, McMaster University, cataracts, virtual reality  
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9011 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Mar 2013 at 2:12 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-03-11 09:41:07 AM  
2 votes:

Pointy Tail of Satan: I used to be honest. Now I cheat like a Dodge City card shark.

What brought that on? Some sort of archery-related incident?
2013-03-11 12:36:31 AM  
2 votes:
The article neglects to mention some of the terrible downsides, like Cheeto Dust Lung and vitamin D deficiency from lack of sunlight in mom's basement.
2013-03-11 11:02:33 AM  
1 vote:
Cures depression? No wonder I'm so happy all the time! Its all the Assassin's creed and Skyrim and Call of Duty I play. It all makes sense now. Nothing makes me laugh more than 11 year olds getting all butt hurt because a 30 year old woman beat them at a shooting game. The things that comes out of their mouths, oh the lulz I have.
2013-03-11 08:52:12 AM  
1 vote:
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  
1 vote:
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 08:22:17 AM  
1 vote:
Don't know if it was true, but there was a story floating around the internet years ago about someone who played so much Everquest he forgot to keep doing crystal meth and kicked the habit.
2013-03-11 06:06:39 AM  
1 vote:
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!
2013-03-11 03:36:29 AM  
1 vote:
They've helped to make me the man I am today. For what it's worth. And a large part of my generation as well.

I wonder, when our parents bought us that first Commodore 64 or ZX Spectrum or Amstrad CPC or for the weathier and less fortunate that BBC Micro, were they only thinking that it was the new thing and should help us with homework somehow, or did they in some way realise what a profound and lasting effect those computers would have on our lives?

/obligatory hey hey 16k
2013-03-11 02:19:32 AM  
1 vote:

L.D. Ablo: The article neglects to mention some of the terrible downsides, like Cheeto Dust Lung and vitamin D deficiency from lack of sunlight in mom's basement.

The worst was having to explain to the school nurse how I acquired my Donkey Kong Rickets.
2013-03-11 02:19:31 AM  
1 vote:
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...
2013-03-11 02:14:24 AM  
1 vote:
Far less rick of pregnancy and stds than average.
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