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7 health benefits of playing Video Games

#1TravarkothPosted 3/10/2013 10:47:50 AM
1. Video games are therapeutic for children with chronic illnesses
2. Video games improve preschoolers' motor skills
3. Video games reduce stress and depression
4. Video games provide pain relief
5. Video games can improve your vision
6. Video games improve your decision-making skills
7. Video games keep you happy in old age

http://news.yahoo.com/7-health-benefits-playing-video-games-100500829.html

Article goes in a bit more detail, but still interesting to read. Even if you may know most of this.
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#2SomnambulisticPosted 3/10/2013 10:51:23 AM
I legitimately appreciate that someone wrote up an article about the other side of the spectrum for once.

So much "Videogames are bad, they do X and Y and Z and then all of a sudden your child is a SERIAL KILLER" lately.
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#3TheBlueStigPosted 3/10/2013 11:02:40 AM
There was another recent story about games helping dyslexic people with their reading skills.
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#4Travarkoth(Topic Creator)Posted 3/10/2013 11:06:18 AM
From: TheBlueStig | Posted: 3/10/2013 2:02:40 PM | #003
There was another recent story about games helping dyslexic people with their reading skills.

Yeah, I posted that one as well, good stuff!
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#5The Waynos BumPosted 3/10/2013 11:24:07 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2011/08/01/chris-staniforth-xbox-death-blood-clot_n_914964.html

So there's that too.
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#6xMarkPosted 3/10/2013 11:32:00 AM
The Waynos Bum posted...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2011/08/01/chris-staniforth-xbox-death-blood-clot_n_914964.html

So there's that too.


i lol'd
#7DarkJaydragonPosted 3/10/2013 11:32:58 AM
8. We don't get shot at because we aren't out doing hood-rat stuff with our friends.
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#8xMarkPosted 3/10/2013 11:35:20 AM
DarkJaydragon posted...
8. We don't get shot at because we aren't out doing hood-rat stuff with our friends.


I'm sorry but.. are you guys trying to justify the fact that you're spending the majority of your life in front of a television?
#9DarkJaydragonPosted 3/10/2013 11:36:13 AM
xMark posted...
DarkJaydragon posted...
8. We don't get shot at because we aren't out doing hood-rat stuff with our friends.


I'm sorry but.. are you guys trying to justify the fact that you're spending the majority of your life in front of a television?



No, just that we aren't doing hood-rat stuff.

I'm sorry but... are you endorsing the actions of hood-rats?
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#10xMarkPosted 3/10/2013 11:38:22 AM
DarkJaydragon posted...
xMark posted...
DarkJaydragon posted...
8. We don't get shot at because we aren't out doing hood-rat stuff with our friends.


I'm sorry but.. are you guys trying to justify the fact that you're spending the majority of your life in front of a television?



No, just that we aren't doing hood-rat stuff.

I'm sorry but... are you endorsing the actions of hood-rats?


It's a rush every now and then

of course I'm still in my early twenties