In a recent blog post, we discussed how the self-appointed guardians of morality (IE, the parents who want to stop games like Grand Theft Auto being published) are an unnecessary burden to the gaming world. In this post, we’re going to prove it.
As the debate rages on and we fondly remember how we used to insist to our parents that games are (definitely!) good for us, helping our problem-solving skills and hand/eye coordination in the hope that we get the next title for our birthdays, science is proving what we already knew.
Let’s take a look at some experiments that are backing this up.
Gaming Can Help Our Fragile, Aging Minds
In May of this year, research was published by the University of Iowa where scientists studied hundreds of people over the age of 50 and set them up playing games every day.