Many people would say that video games were a large part of their childhood; some would even say they teach you life skills. Young players can learn to read, to solve problems, and to take failure as a learning experience rather than a punishment. One graduate student from University of Tokyo went as far as to say that if it weren’t for video games, he wouldn’t have the skills to have been accepted into the prestigious school. In particular, he cited Pokémon as the source of his academic success.
“Because of playing this game, I developed my logical thinking skills and, perhaps, that was beneficial for even getting into this university,” he explained on a broadcast of Viking!.
Have you noticed similar benefits to gaming in your own life, or has gaming done more harm than good for you on an intellectual scale? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!