BBC news reports: Video games ‘good for you’

US scientists have found that regular players of shoot-em-ups, such as Half-Life and Medal of Honour, have much better visual skills than most of the population.

The researchers have shown that gamers were particularly good at spotting details in busy, confusing scenes and could cope with more distractions than average.

See mom, all those hours wasted in front of the TV/Computer weren’t wasted in vain after all! I hope in 20 years my kids don’t read this� oh wait… what kids?

Post originally posted on 01 Jun 2003 17:45