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Why You Should Play Video Games

There is a certain kind of look I get when I tell people how much I love video games.

It lies somewhere between "You're not serious" and "Oh my God, you are serious." And by "people" giving me these looks, I mean adults of a certain age and outlook. Of course, given that I'm a 54-year-old tenured professor, these "people" are pretty much everyone I know (including my now adult children).

So today, I want to speak to all of you "look-givers" and attempt to explain why you, too, should become a gamer. Basically, it comes down to robot dinosaurs.

I am just about to finish an amazing game called Horizon: Zero Dawn. I've been in its world, working my way through its story,…

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 Why You Should Play Video Games

We live in a world of endless pressing concerns with so many competing avenues of being productive. A good game makes no demands other than the age-old pleasures of great story combined with the very modern possibilities of immersion. And none of it matters except the enjoyment of the doing. That, I would argue, has real value.

15 Surprising Benefits of Playing Video Games

Complex, challenging, and ambitious, video games have come a long way since the simple arcade titles of the 1970s—and evidence is mounting that the benefits of play go well beyond entertainment and improved hand-eye coordination. Here are 15 ways games are programming better people.

9 Ways Video Games Can Actually Be Good For You

Your mother was wrong. Video games aren’t bad for you. They’re actually making your life better. Despite hand-wringing over a supposed connection between violence and video games (hint: there isn’t any), numerous academic studies indicate that playing video games has many psychological and even physical benefits.


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