by Mike Masnick

Video Games To Boost Self-Esteem

from the video-games-for-stuart-smalley dept

Some researchers are working on special video games designed to boost the player's self-esteem. To be honest, the games sound fairly boring (which doesn't seem all that self-esteem boosting, but what do I know?). I wonder if the plan is to take these basic games and integrate the concepts into more standard video games. The basic idea is that it takes practice and conditioning to think highly of yourself. Of course, all this makes me think the game is designed for people who might identify with the Saturday Night Live character Stuart Smalley and his daily affirmations: "I'm good enough. I'm smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like me - because my video game tells me so."

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    Kevin, 9 May 2004 @ 7:22am

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    Simple steps to feeling good about yourself.

    1. Buy and sign up for a current MMORPG like Shadowbane, DAOC or Lineage II
    2. Spend hours and hours leveling up the most deadly class.
    3. Waste some punk who is acting like a douchbag.
    4. Feel good about yourself!

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