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Submitted by Legacy212 554d 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  +   553d 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.
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GentlemenRUs  +   553d ago
I use Dreams and Daydreams to design levels for games which I think would work out nicely...

And it does ;)
Ripsta7th  +   553d 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  +   553d ago
Confidence is a matter of self perception not an accumulation of socialization.
Dante81  +   553d ago
The only thing that will boost your confidence is either being good at shit or massively ignorant, or both.
Ripsta7th  +   553d ago
Well a video game wont boost your confidence thats forsure, it gives you a sense of acomplishment but thats about it
BrianSharon  +   553d ago
Does a story like this require an infinite amount of hardware tags? It this not what the Culture tag is specifically made for?

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