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Old 2002-12-09, 12:06 PM   [Ignore Me] #1
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Hasn't anybody told Fox News that all video games aer the spawn of the debil and that if you ever even heard of Doom your going to shoot up your neighborhood, and eat the brains of your victems?

It's nice to see someone write up an article that's not bad mouthing my favroite pastime.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,72274,00.html

With the furor over violent games like the wildly successful "Grand Theft Auto" series, the popular answer is the former. However, a handful of researchers are arguing that video games are, in fact, helping kids become smarter and faster than their forebears.

"Video games can enhance certain skills in a child," Texas A&M University professor Steve Dorman told The Aggie Daily. "Students with a high degree of spatial visualization are usually high achievers in math and science."
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Old 2002-12-09, 12:24 PM   [Ignore Me] #2
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Also heard recently that the average age of todays video gamer is now 28. Obviously more games are being written and developed with the more mature gamer in mind.
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Old 2002-12-09, 12:26 PM   [Ignore Me] #3
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Computer Sci students all play loads of Video Games, I mean just look at the students at the DigiPen (its a comp sci/ comp grafics school in seetle), they play loads of games there!
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Old 2002-12-09, 12:28 PM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Hey Mars, just don't show this to Kane. If you do he'll be trying to tell you that he needs GTA:VC to help him get into an Ivy League School.

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Old 2002-12-09, 12:56 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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Can't believe that guy they interviewed, talking about wanting to run some kid on a bike over after playing GTA. Nutball.
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Old 2002-12-09, 01:20 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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They are just now realising that Video games = Better reflexes and smarter brain??

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Old 2002-12-09, 01:23 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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took them long enough, but i'm still glad some people have there head out of there ass.
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Old 2002-12-09, 04:56 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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I definitely credit my awesomeo brain power to playing video games for the greater portion of my free time. My parents would disagree with me, but hey. Can't please everyone.

Maybe that and the fact I read a good portion of my time and pay attention to current events. Call it crazy.
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Old 2002-12-09, 06:48 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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I read tons, mostly sci fi and midevil fantasy, but still tons, I also read alot of misc stuff, and some historical fiction, you know, whatevers good.
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Old 2002-12-09, 09:04 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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I have to say I am genuanely suprised.
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Old 2002-12-09, 10:59 PM   [Ignore Me] #11
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u know whats funny?
these ppl think they have made breaking discoveries, that video games dont rott ur brain and arent all just expensive toys for 9 year olds, or garbage where u get to needlessly and brutally murder innocent ppl.




when we in the gaming community have known all this for

YEARS!!!!!
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Old 2002-12-10, 05:25 AM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Yea it has taken them a long time to figure it out. My parents didn't want me to play violent video games when I was younger just because they thought I was gonna start murdering people... how sad.
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Old 2002-12-10, 07:26 AM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Originally posted by Jinxmasta
Yea it has taken them a long time to figure it out. My parents didn't want me to play violent video games when I was younger just because they thought I was gonna start murdering people... how sad.
Yea, I mean, you had been killing people, oh, atleast three years before you started playing violent video games!
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Old 2002-12-10, 12:06 PM   [Ignore Me] #14
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We're not suposse to kill people???

This is news to me!
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Old 2002-12-10, 12:51 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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Shit.






/me runs off to hide the bodys
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