In Defense of Video Games: More Than Just an Entertaining Time Sink

Lifehacker: Many of us at Lifehacker are big fans of video games. Our esteemed Editor-in-Chief, however, is skeptical that gaming holds anything of value beyond simple entertainment, and more often than not, believes that games are a dangerous time sink. In this post, I hope to convince him—and any of you who may feel the same way about video games—otherwise, arguing that aside from being a great form of entertainment, video games can also relieve anxiety, teach new skills, and help you stay motivated. And I've got science to back me up.

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