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.
'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.
Goldacre is a legend. :-)
... this explains why my Shoryuken doesn't seem to work very well...
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.
So all gamers are insane then? Seems anyone can put silliness into print
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.
Can journalists do so? I highly doubt.
I'm sure I can dodge bullets but I just don't feel like it right now :)
This is discrimination against the unwashed masses!
So the people at Fox News must all be gamers, then...they clearly can't tell reality from fantasy.
Correlation is not causation. I am fairly certain that FOX news suffers from all the crack cocain they smoked back in the late 80's.
Who cares what these people think of us gamers? We're all just going to respawn soon anyway, then they'll write the same stupidity again. I hope they get banned from RL.
Reality is for people who can't face Fantasy.
Had enough of these journalists. /Vote kick
aweeee so if i die i can't reload a save/respawn. well im off to slay the dragon god who made it home in my school..now this sounds like a good thing but i want to kill it and who dose'nt love the trill of the hunt i will use the surviving teachers as bait to trap it and deliver the final blow with my dragonbone smasher!!! .. well wish me luck ...(can't wait for dark souls :P got my pre-order)
Good luck man! Let us know how it goes.
I've done my own research. 98% of phd students who undertake a scientific study find positive results in their theories in order to achieve a higher grade.
In the future guys .. in the future.. :] !
this is not true ! I can perfectly tell the difference between reality and fantasies. I was just talking about it with my buddies Frodo and Kratos the other day and they agreed with me.
I think I've been a victim of GTP.Why,only last week I killed about 60 pedestrians while driving home from work.I just stood in front of my door for my new mission to start,before fatigue set in and I realized that playing GTA constantly has made me insane.I can't even access my pause menu anymore...I NEED HELP !!
oh what is the world coming to this people are crazy they think we cant distinguish between life and fantasy, they are insane, am outta here, (i get on my yoshi and rides off to save the princess)lol
I swear I saw the sky artifact just the other day.
Well, there WAS that time I tried to equip seasonings to my food...
That's a good one lol
It took me an hour to figure out where that had come from, as I hadn't been playing anything that day.... yet.
Apparently Mario is counting his coins beside me and he's telling me to write this and sonic is in my kitchin eating chili dogs LMFAO!
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