Why Gaming Is Good For You
from the more-reasons! dept
Last week we had a post explaining why people should be allowed to play video games at work, and this week comes a more scientific study explaining why playing video games is good for you. While conventional wisdom used to say that staring at a TV screen or computer monitor for hours on end did bad things to your eyes, this new study says that regular video gaming improves your visual skills. So, forget contact lenses, go play some video games... Even more to the point, the study found that it's live-action video games that make the difference. They had people some people play a first-person shooter, while others played Tetris, and found that the live-action players improved their eyesight more than those playing Tetris. How long until a video game company starts advertising that playing their games improves your eyesight?