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The single biggest misconception about games is that they're an escapist waste of time. But more than a decade's worth of scientific research shows that gaming is actually one of the most productive ways we can spend time.

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unfortunately...tl;dr

but im sure it was a good read!
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I like the shootan

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Video games isn't as healthy as running, exercising, swimming, etc. I agree it's more productive than TV, social skills wise.

personally video games chill me out after a hard day, more than TV can.
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Hmm Proof to tell my girlfriend that video games are a good thing
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I like the shootan

lol......looking at your avatar it's like dr. jekyll and mr. hyde
    
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For example: kids who spend just 30 minutes playing a "pro-social" game like Super Mario Sunshine (in which you clean up pollution and graffiti around an island) are more likely to help friends, family and neighbors in real-life for a full week after playing the game.

People of all ages who play musical games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero report spending more time learning and playing real musical instruments than before they started playing the videogame.

And just 90 seconds of playing a game like World of Warcraft - where you have a powerful avatar - can boost the confidence of colleges students so much that for up to 24 hours later, they're more likely to be successful taking a test at school... and more outgoing in real-world social situations."
TL;DR Games are good for you if you keep them under 28 hours a week. You can build bonds with others, learn some skills and experience different feelings which can translate into real life.
    
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its a hell of a lot better than tv. not physically healthy though. i need to start exercising
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lol......looking at your avatar it's like dr. jekyll and mr. hyde
Hehe, that fkn cat

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oh my.
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