210°
Submitted by Legacy212 331d ago | opinion piece

How Daydreams and Videogames Can Make Us Confident In Real Life (Yes)

In the realm of video games, the level of challenge and reward rises proportionately with a gamer’s skills; moving forward always requires concentrated effort, but the next goal is never completely out of reach. This contributes to what author, futurist, and game designer Jane McGonigal calls “urgent optimism”: the desire to act immediately to tackle an obstacle, motivated by the belief that you have a “reasonable hope of success.” (3DS, Android, Arcade, Casual games, GameCube, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, Next-Gen, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

HighResHero  +   331d ago
Decent article with some valuable information. Though it's a little bit flat and nothing many of us aren't already entirely familiar with.
#1 (Edited 331d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
GentlemenRUs  +   331d ago
I use Dreams and Daydreams to design levels for games which I think would work out nicely...

And it does ;)
Ripsta7th  +   331d ago
I dnt think this is acuarate. The only thing i beleive will boost your confindence is going out and socializing, forcing yourself to talk to people.but when you have a job this is much easier as everyone just talks to eachother out of boredom lol
thehobbyist  +   331d ago
Confidence is a matter of self perception not an accumulation of socialization.
Dante81  +   331d ago
The only thing that will boost your confidence is either being good at shit or massively ignorant, or both.
Ripsta7th  +   331d ago
Well a video game wont boost your confidence thats forsure, it gives you a sense of acomplishment but thats about it
BrianSharon  +   331d ago
Does a story like this require an infinite amount of hardware tags? It this not what the Culture tag is specifically made for?

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

TGS 2014: The Good, The Bad And The Weird

23m ago - Sebastian Young spent two days covering the Tokyo Game Show for Zero1Gaming. Here he gives a rund... | Industry
40°

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Review [Game Rant]

34m ago - Read Game Rant's review of ‘Disney Infinity: (2.0 Edition)’ to find out if the addition of Marvel... | PC
40°

Japanese students rank the Top 11 Video Game Companies

1h ago - Japanese website for students, MyNavi Student, has recently polled its readers on which Japan... | Industry
40°

The Ultimate Five Nights at Freddy's Guide

2h ago - Suzanne Verras writes: "Welcome to the Ultimate Five Nights at Freddy’s Guide! For as ultimate a... | PC
Ad

Top Xbox One Exclusives to Look Forward To

Now - What are you excited for? Here are the ones we're really getting revved up for. | Promoted post
20°

Verdun’s Surge to the Frontline

2h ago - Verdun has been surging forward as more than 85,000 players have played the World War One (WW1) F... | PC