Study: Some Video Games Boost Perception

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=487&e=6&u=/ap/video_games_learning

hey, wait a minute here! An actual positive test study on gamers who played MoH increases perception. Hmm. they never played OFP. honest to god, OFP increased my shooting skills (when I went to the shooting range)… pretty cool eh?

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Okay, when it is linked from Nature, Bruce Geryk and I start paying attention:

http://www.nature.com/nsu/030527/030527-5.html

CNN picked this up as well, along with a quote from some guy saying that videogames may turn gamers into supergeniuses.

“Ryan C. Williams…super genius.”

Pamela Eakes, president of the Seattle-based Mothers Against Violence in America, said scientists need to look more closely at the effects of video violence on habitual video-game players.

Of course leave it to CNN to end the story on a negative note… (oh right that is journalism balance).

Actually since many video game players are geeks and you don’t see many geeks in prison (well maybe for hacking and white collar crimes), I’d be willing to bet that habitual video-gamers are less likely to be violent in real life than non gamers.

So playing games makes you betters soldiers, drivers and keeps you out of prison… Now if it only turned you into a babe magnet… :lol:

the NYT version I read decided to pimp the new matrix game, as in mentioning that they are only talking about first person shooters, … such as enter the matrix

Ummm… is that EVEN a first person shooter?!? They even show a screenshot which should tell them it isnt.

Now if it only [gaming] turned you into a babe magnet…

You haven’t seen Sinner 3001’s bitch tits yet.

You know I’ve been on QT3 for almost a year now and I’ve never seen this guy post (a few anonymous guests using the name “sinner” notwithstanding). Is he so infamous that wumpus and like 2 other people can never shut up about it? Just asking.

Uh, he’s posted dozens of times. And he was on the old boards.

You’re just optically challenged.

phpBB profile link?

And he was on the old boards.

Yes, which were before I joined the forum, hence my misty-eyed reference to things from oh-so-long-ago.

You’re just optically challenged.

I blame Islam.

He’s that sassy manrump you can never have. Tantalizing!

http://www.quartertothree.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=56746&highlight=sinner+3001#56746

We need plush Sinner 3001 dolls to go with our embroidered “Bruce Geryk is Gay” Q23 polo shirts.

So the best you can do is a search which turns up some anonymous guest posts from two months back and your (and other peoples’) constant bleating about him. I guess I should say thank you for making my point.

Clearly, you are a playa-hata.

I don’t hate the playa, just the game.