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Submitted by Pozzle 331d ago | news

Get lost all the time? Can’t read maps? Study says you should play more Super Mario 64

Rocketnews: "I personally never really understood where the stereotype that women are bad at map-reading comes from. When most of the women in my life are more composed, logical, and organised than I or any of the guys I know, it seems odd that girls should be known as poor navigators.

If you do happen to be female and utterly hopeless with maps, though, a recent study suggests that you might benefit from playing video games more often, with findings suggesting that those who regularly pick up a controller have a better sense of direction and get lost less often." (Nintendo DS, Retro, Super Mario 64)

sweendog  +   331d ago
Makes complete sense. My wife is hopeless. If we walk into a shop and exit via a different entrance she can't grasp her bearings. Its funny and frustrating! She is also rubbish at open world games or games with many routes so only plays very linear games. For example heavy rain is her favourite!

Edit even in heavy rain, when the camera angle changed she would change direction and walk back to where she had been. She managed to turn a 15 hour game into skyrim!
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Derekvinyard13  +   331d ago
Lmao that's hilarious, she should try gta
sweendog  +   331d ago
She tried gta4 but she has another problem. She can't drive cars in games! She is full left or full right on the sticks so she zigzags along the road. Don't even get me on to reversing when the camera angle changes
Derekvinyard13  +   331d ago
Lmao my girlfriends favorite game was littlebigplanet
sweendog  +   331d ago
Love littlebigplanet my daughter plays it a lot. Got both my daughters into minecraft ps3 as soon as it was available so hopefully they don't have my wife's afflictions
sweendog  +   331d ago
Yeah I really like it. It's amazing when they figure out new stuff and build cool buildings. Me and my eldest have spent hours exploring on our journeys after spending even longer crafting decent armour and a couple of good swoords. I think it even helped my youngest get over her fear of the dark! Anyway last bubble mate was good chatting keep on gaming
Derekvinyard13  +   331d ago
There's something about min craft that kids like, I'd rather that then call of duty anyway
LoveOfTheGame  +   331d ago
To teach people map navigation while growing up, I feel it should be required to play TES 3: Morrowind. If any game make you laugh at the most complicated maps it is this game.

I would also call the process, Baptism by fire lol.
andrewer  +   331d ago
haha true, I almost never used Silt Striders and when the pilgrim part started good lord yo it was so many times that I could go to Urshilaku Camp with my eyes closed after that xD
Spikeantestor  +   330d ago
I've played games for over 20 years and still have no idea how to get to many places I've been frequently.
Pozzle  +   330d ago
Lol I'm the same. I'm ok with in-game maps and directions....but my sense of direction in real life is practically non-existent. :D

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