Gamers "can't tell real world from fantasy" - supposedly

Many videogame enthusiasts suffer from “games transfer phenomenon”, meaning they struggle to separate fantasy from reality, says a study. Well, that’s according to one newspaper. But, as expected, all is not quite as it seems.

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shodan742561d ago

'National newspaper misrepresents scientific study's findings' shocker! Annoying and frustrating, but sadly nothing new. See Ben Goldacre's Bad Science blog for more of this kind of nonsense.

LewisDenby2561d ago (Edited 2561d ago )

Goldacre is a legend. :-)

Yi-Long2561d ago

... this explains why my Shoryuken doesn't seem to work very well...

hay2561d ago

I'm close to 30 and I still sometimes try to Force Pull some smaller objects when I'm too lazy to get them manually.

But seriously. They want to use THAT as a proof? Ever heard the "phone in one hand and hot iron in second"? It happens.
People tend to have reflex reactions if they do it for some time and games are suddenly being at fault in this case? Holy Bejesus.

Very similar thing is to ask for a time person who holds beer for short time in the same hand as watch. Did happen to me once.

At university after a while working hard on a science project on a PC, I had urges to copy-paste hand written text from one piece of paper to the other.

No self-respected psychologist would acknowledge that as a some kind of "transfer phenomenon". It's normal.

death2smoochie2561d ago

So all gamers are insane then? Seems anyone can put silliness into print

whydoyouask2561d ago

First of all, i CHOOSE to see reality as a gigantic fantasy game. It's way more fun and interesting than going to your shitty job.

PixL2561d ago

Can journalists do so? I highly doubt.

xX_Altair_Xx2561d ago

I'm sure I can dodge bullets but I just don't feel like it right now :)

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