By MySonThePoet - / Monday 27 October 2014 02:42 / United States - Racine
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  cre8tvlylicnsd  |  14

I know! If an outlet tried to date me, I'd volt the other way. With the current state of affairs, you can't trust them! They even have three ways to adapt to the needs of European clientele...

  MzZombicidal  |  36

There's nothing wrong with videogames as long as you're active at other points. Lol. And I can see OP's possible frustration if her son just doesn't take his schoolwork seriously, but let's just hope his teacher appreciates the joke.

  junkman6  |  22

Video games increase reaction times ey? ahahahaha!!!! Thank you for that. I guess maybe your thumbs will twitch faster than a person who doesn't play video games? Don't get me wrong, I love my video games but that's the stupidest shit I've ever heard.

  Cupcake040  |  17

#45 they often say that doctors who play video games regularly perform better in the operating room.
In other words you better hope your high paid doctor plays COD

  Mauskau  |  35

My reaction times suck because I don't play FPS games, mainly MMOs or MOBAs. However my friends that don't play any games have worse reaction times. Gaming taught me how to spell, write, read, count, multiple different skills and also helped me to develop as a person. Runescape at the age of 5 was helpful. Btw, most people play some sort of video game.

  junkman6  |  22

Lmmfao. Let's put a pro gamer next to a pro any sport player and see who has better reaction times. Those studies are done in a bullshit vacuum.

Edit: hell even a little league any sport player is going to have better reaction times.

  doodlecloud  |  26

#45, you really think that the only active part of a video gamer is their thumbs? If the game is fast paced you're often encountering multiple pieces of information from all over the screen (enemies, weapons, health, items, powers, environment, etc.) and deciding what to do with them at the same time. It's more to do with your brain recognising, filtering and organising than it is telling your thumbs what to do. It doesn't take a scientist to tell you that doing that repeatedly will quicken those reactions, even if it's only in certain situations or not as quick as those doing that in real life situations like a sports player.

  junkman6  |  22

I looked up the study, it has nothing to do with agreeing or disagreeing. The test groups were taken from a very small cross section then evaluated in a vacuum. It's bad science.

The study looked at their "decision making" on assessing which way things were moving on a computer screen. The rest is just conjecture that this "might" make someone who plays video games have a more "trained" brain therefore they can make decisions faster.

You get that in any sport. It's pattern recognition and probability, not some magical video games make reaction times faster BS.

Someone with an active brain is obviously going to make faster and smarter decisions than someone who vegetates on a couch all day. That's not "rocket surgery" it's common sense.

  201chasew  |  22

I wrote on a history test that, "The soldiers were standing balls deep in water." I still got a 105 on the test, but the teacher gave me a weird look when I came back to school the next day.