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Games Have Made Me A Better Person

One man's observations, examples, thoughts, and personal anecdotes on how gaming, despite its flaws and bad reputation, has made him a better person.

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dbjj120881330d ago

It's true. Games can be totally uplifting and educational in their own weird ways. You wouldn't Metal Gear would serve as a jumping off point for history lessons.

Foolsjoker1330d ago

Games really can be a great way to put yourself in situations that you normally would not be in, giving people a new perspective on things. I just wished that more games actually capitalized on this concept.

knifefight1330d ago

On a related side note, playing games in a foreign language is a GREAT way to improve your skills in said language. You get to see it/read it/hear it in a way that it's really used instead of the way a text book tells you. (As anyone who has gotten very far in a foreign tongue will tell you...the text books don't tell the whole story!)

Foolsjoker1330d ago

Yeah, I used to play games in Japanese to try and improve my ability to learn Hiragana, Katakana, and some Kanji, but I always just kept playing the game instead of focusing on the language since it was so much to take in.

GTRrocker6661330d ago

Violent video games keep me out of jail

Pintheshadows1329d ago

I can't remember where it was (may of been the bbc news website) but I saw a wonderful rebuke the other day.

It was a commenter blaming violent games for games for real world violence. The misinformed comment went something like 'Oh, it's because these kids spend all day playing violent videogames'.

The reply was 'If they spend all day playing games then when do they get a chance to commit random acts of violence'.

If anything i'd become more violent if I couldn't play violent games. They're one of the best stress relievers on the planet.

GTRrocker6661329d ago (Edited 1329d ago )

Oh I agree. An afternoon of God of War 3 on titan difficulty gets rid of so much rage. It is therapeutic ..

Tales RPG addict1329d ago

I agree and if it wasnt for Hack N slash games like God of War, Devil May Cry, Ninja Gaiden,
and fighting games like Street Fighter series,MVSC2,Capcom Vs. SNK 2,Guilty Gear,Blazblue,Mortal Kombat,King of Fighters,Samurai Showdown,Melty Blood,Tekken, and Gundam Extreme Vs. I'd be breaking shit. But instead I play a lot of fighting games as a great way to vent stress.

NON-GAMERS need to STFU.

frjoethesecond1330d ago (Edited 1330d ago )

Games didn't make me a better person (on balance anyway). Game "addiction" has ruined me. I can't help but love games anyway. I'm a hopeless fool.

SAE1330d ago

This may be true for a lots of people but still , if you didn't got addicted you would notice that your brain respond and understand faster because you have learned many things in games , i for one learn english from games , i didn't learn anything in school , everything in the school i already saw and learned in the games ...

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