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Violent video games make you can you guess?

  1. Apr 28, 2010 #1
    I read, some time ago, a research unveiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that claims video game players were more likely to be overweight, depressed and introverted.

    but this article says: Violent video games 'make you smarter'

    Does this surprise you? Well, it did surprise me.
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  3. Apr 28, 2010 #2
    I agree.

    I also think it develops quick-thinking strategy styles. It teaches you to predict, not to react.
  4. Apr 28, 2010 #3
    I play violent video games and I'm a genius so it must be true.
  5. Apr 28, 2010 #4
    This made my day.
  6. May 5, 2010 #5


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    X2, GTA IV is one of my favorites by far.
  7. May 5, 2010 #6
    GTA is OK, but Battlefield Bad Company 2 is where its at.
  8. May 5, 2010 #7


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    Wow, I can see it now a nation full of smart couch potatoes. If needed the army can come in with wheel barrows and cart them off to command centers where they are dumped on to couches with Mt Dew piped in. They could keep remote controlled battles going for days on end.
  9. May 5, 2010 #8
    [PLAIN]http://media.strategywiki.org/images/b/bd/Starcraft_Terran_Command_Center.jpg [Broken]

    Command centre's are where it's at! But seriously video games with many functions such as WoW and whatnot and all the characteristics in that game that you have to calculate do stimulate your brain (to a certain degree).
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  10. May 5, 2010 #9
    Couch potatoes? Please.... Real video gamer don't play games on councils, they play on PCs in chairs.
  11. May 5, 2010 #10


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    That finding doesn't contradict the CDC research. As with many things, the problems come if you are obsessive about them.
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