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Video games are awesome, and a lot of fun, AND according to this study by Valerie Shute good at helping students learn. Usually when when someone does a study on how video games affect how you learn they’ll use Tetris, which is kind of bizarre because Tetris is a cool game and good for reaction time and problem solving, but in the world of video games there are a lot of better examples of games to help you think and learn. But for her study, Shute used the award winning Portal 2 and Luminosity, which I’ve never played but the site has a lot of information about how games help you learn and strengthen a lot of different skills. The results? Apparently the kids who played Portal had “a statistically significant advantage over Lumosity on each of the three composite measures- problem solving, spatial skill, and persistence” which is pretty darn cool.
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@Spudsy2061 that's hilarious but also really cool, same thing with samurai warriors actually, it's not a good representation of history but I always get curious about the real story and have to go read up on it.
@DanteL fera not, there's a ton of studies on it now and it's just a matter of time before everyone knows how awesome video games are!
@AgentCory I'm going to try the new Sherlock Holmes game soon, I imagine that will test my brain as well, and I'm glad people are moving away from the whole "Video games will rot your brain" crap
@AgentCory I wouldn't say I learned everything about that era from the game but it did paint a very good picture of the clan-like struggle during that time period. The original Shougn: Total War was one of the best strategy games I've played.
My brother and I spent hundreds of hours probably trying to beat games to 100% completion, and with a lot of RPG games it requires a lot of puzzle-esque knowledge and creative power. I definitely agree that these findings are accurate!