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What are the benefits of playing video games?



  • OrionKnightOrionKnight Member UncommonPosts: 31
    Stress Reliever! Time Consumer? Faster reflexes  =)
  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Member EpicPosts: 16,775

    Just doing a search on YouTube about 'Tedx Talks' the benefits of playing computer games yields lots of professionals who lecture on the topic.  Here are a few.

    Your brain on video games | Daphne Bavelier

    Video games are f**king awesome | Eric Jordan | TEDxVictoria

    How video games can empower real world success | Jonathan Harrison | TEDxBocaRaton

    then again, now TED Talks has been loosing repuation because of that jackass they let on.
    The 'Just riding my Lamborghini in the Hollywood hills' fuck nut

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  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Member RarePosts: 3,476
    Some say it might help in the area of life style choices ?
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  • HeyYouVideoGameHeyYouVideoGame Member UncommonPosts: 22
    great hand eye coordination!
  • GorweGorwe Member EpicPosts: 6,569
    None really. You have a fun time(hopefully), meet new people(or not) and express yourself(or not). But the hand-eye coord should get better, true.
  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,487
    It's better than doing drugs or drinking....
  • LeonardValenciaLeonardValencia Member CommonPosts: 13
    keeps you away from the bar and going home late.   
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 36,025
    kitarad said:
    Dieting by forgetting to eat . Happened to me a lot I actually lost weight playing, weight I had difficulty losing by exercise alone because damn exercise made me hungry and then I played some game got so engrossed and forgot to snack voila lost weight.
    Hey now, I call foul, I gain weight when gaming too much.

    Forgetting to eat, no game was ever that fun. 


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  • laseritlaserit Member LegendaryPosts: 6,272

    Many hungry trees saved, greenhouse gas emissions reduced

    "Be water my friend" - Bruce Lee

  • BambitaBambita Member CommonPosts: 3
    games help to relax after a hard working day... by the way, some people say that dota2, AAA games are addictive but I think that it is not true. Gaming is not gambling like slot casinos or something like that. I play my ps4 games with great pleasure and I spend 20-40$ for several month. It is not a big deal, I guess.
  • subwaysurfersubwaysurfer Member CommonPosts: 1
    It is fun and forgets your problem in a moment but to much also is not also not good. 
  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,966
    Bring families together with a common interest.  People have found life long friends.  People have met and gotten married.  Not as expensive as some other forms of entertainment.  Meet people from all over the world.

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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 28,275
    edited September 2017
    Kyleran said:
    Keeps me out of bars and strip joints.
    As well, as jail, don't forget that!

    I should add, to me video games are just entertainment. They don't provide stress relief or make me forget my problems, they are just a part of the entertainment arsenal.

    For stress or problems I do "different things".

  • JemcrystalJemcrystal Member UncommonPosts: 1,935
    Gaming is a social network and humans are social beings.  It's not like we can pick fleas out of each other's hair and eat them for group communication events.  But hay if you're bored of gaming I'm willing to try anything.

  • GFFG777GFFG777 Member CommonPosts: 1
    I don't see any benefits to be honest
  • majimaji Member UncommonPosts: 2,091
    • If you are sick, they can distract you from pain.
    • If you play in a language that is not your native language, you might improve your language skills.
    • Relaxation.
    • Getting to know people (for example, I play at times with coworkers).
    • Compared to other hobbies, it's quite cheap.
    • Some sort of pride if you participate in tournaments and perform well.
    • Some games have educational aspects.
    Well, that's the stuff that at first came to mind for me.

    Let's play Fallen Earth (blind, 300 episodes)

    Let's play Guild Wars 2 (blind, 45 episodes)

  • xLoveless1102xLoveless1102 Member UncommonPosts: 36
    I hope I am still allowed to comment :)

    ~ Stress Reliever
    ~ Nostalgia Factor
    ~ Decision Making
    ~ Risk Management
    ~ Anger Management
    ~ Patience Training

    But for me the most important part of playing the game is that you sometimes gain other people's respect. :)
    A game will only END if you on STOP playing it...
  • eruexeeruexe Member UncommonPosts: 40
    stopped me from getting/starting wedding plans.
    On the other end, got me hungry as well.
  • mark.ovamark.ova Member CommonPosts: 8
    keeps you away from the bar and going home late.   
    I imagine the wife would approve.  :D
  • Dred07Dred07 Member CommonPosts: 3
    Well, gaming is a friendly addiction;) I am not talking about risky entertainment, I am glad that I can enjoy playing The Witcher 3, Fall out 4 and other epic games. Modern developers create awesome "software" for us. Thanks god that we can dive into the other worlds to rest...
  • KellerKeller Member UncommonPosts: 602
    Q: Benefits of playing videogames?
    A: You can pretend to be a girl and get free stuff!

    Personally I meet people I would never have met in real life.
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 12,907
    Does anyone else think its rather strange that after gaming started to make more money than movies we got so many people telling us how good it was for us?

    Back in the day it was anti-social, cultist, irreligious, made us more violent and turned us into criminals. :)

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  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread Member EpicPosts: 7,113
    The main benefit of playing video games is that you are playing video games.
  • OutaiOutai Member UncommonPosts: 77
    Cooperation, communication, learning languages, making friends...
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