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I just saw the article and while most of this is common sense, I find it funny to link a source of news from within that article itself that has been a recent topic fad of psychologists.

Video gaming too much leading to ADD-like symptoms:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/07/07/128358770/more-screen-time-means-more-attention-problems-in-kids
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On a happier note, my girlfriend likes that I can play games and talk to her at the same time.
Oh my god, Jesus is real.
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Gamers already knew about this and have known for quite sometime. I just hope that it starts getting better media coverage and reduces the anti-gamer mentality of the Media. Although, more time gaming means less time watching the "idiot box" so the Media doesn't really like that since they're owned by the production companies.
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I learned to multitask through gaming, but in a different way than how this describes. I basically used to play games while my parents yelled at me (for one reason or another), and after about 5-10 minutes of yelling, my parents would say "ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME?!" and demand that I repeat everything they said... which I eventually learned how to do.

On a happier note, my girlfriend likes that I can play games and talk to her at the same time.
same thing happened to me!

haha its great that i have my headphones on, while playing CS:S talking to my clanmates and having a convo with the missus doing all at the same time and not loosing focus.

HOWEVER if i watching a moive i shut everything else out it annoys me when people want to ahve a convo while im watching a film
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Men cannot multitask, we suck at it!
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Men cannot multitask, we suck at it!
This is where women come in, having the power of multitasking to make sammaches and clean dishes at the same time in the kitchen.
    
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That's why men are better drivers than women. We play games while girls play tea party, go figure.
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That's why I can text,drive,and yell at my kids to stop ******* talking to the tv, it doesn't talk back.
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WoW increased my multitasking ability and I learned English on it and was 5 of my best years.

FPS killed my hearing and gave me tinnitus ... yeah moderation comes with everything
    
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