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Mother: 'Minecraft' helped my 9-year old son with Asperger's to read and write

XMNR: "Minecraft" is essentially a title that lets you do almost anything and caters to different mindsets. The Creative Mode can allow the artistic to build gargantuan pieces of art from the game's blocks and the logical minded to make complex contraptions. As one Swedish mother reveled Saturday, it has helped her 9-year old son with Asperger's to learn how to read and write plus improved his social skills.

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waltyftm1294d ago

Great stuff, yet this will never make the headlines in the tabloids because it sheds a positive light on video games.

Welshy1293d ago

Exactly, but if Minecraft "brainwashed" someone of a weak state of mind and made him go murder people "because he thought he was a lone survivor and people were zombies from Minecraft", FOX and BBC news would be spewing it worldwide.

OT: Good for him, i love stories like these, just like the story a while back about GT5 teaching a guy recover his muscle control by playing GT5 on a steering wheel and pedals.

Touching stuff that should be publicised more =)

Zha1tan1293d ago

its because as sad as it sounds a majority of people thrive on negativity and negative stories are always far more popular.

bsjkupo1294d ago

This is fantastic! :D More people need to realise that games can be a good thing :)

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TongkatAli1293d ago

: D nice! can we get more happy stories. This generation is too emo.

EddieNX 1293d ago

Video games helped me Quit Weed and ciggeretes.

I went off games ( a bit) at about 16. Got really hooked on Mary J and Smokes , and then when I quit , Spending all my money and time on Games helped me quit....

Never looked back , Although Now I'm just as horribly addicted to gaming as I was Pot...

Allsystemgamer1293d ago

If u can find a way to balance the two it will be a wild ride lol.

Halo for the colours
God of war for the epic
Battlefield for the OH SH*T factor

But in all seriousness it's good u got off it if u were addicted. I handle it in amounts (in Canada) so it's not a problem. Plus it's cheap here lol

EddieNX 1293d ago

Thanks you guys...

Yeh , I'm from Manchester England. I'm 21 now , And I was smoking a couple of grams of the strongest skunk pretty much every day.

When I was 16 I partied too hard , did a whole load of crazy things and lost touch with the ''gamer'' within. But it was about the time I started to go crazy I decided to quit.

First off it was food , But then I turned to Gaming and the whole was filled.....

Kevin ButIer1293d ago

If you were able to do the switch, then you are a very disciplined person, not an addict. Who knows what you can achieve with a different focus

ChrisW1293d ago

Sorry to hear that you quit weed...

Quiting cigarettes, on the other hand, congratulations!!!

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