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9 Benefits & Positive Effects Of Video Games | GEICO Living

- The article shared 9 advantages gaming can bring to an individual. Which shows that gaming can help people develop skills that are useful in everyday life.

- More focus should be put on how gaming can be beneficial. Instead of demonizing it

- there should be regulations on game development to make the game less addictive.

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Good find Brian, although I would be conscious about point 6 as it's not so much that people's eye sight improves (if anything, there's more research showing the opposite), but games do tend to improve spatial intelligence (hence why we believe my gamer husband ALWAYS knows the best container to use for left overs!) But you're right, there are many benefits to games that get overlooked due to the stigma around gaming. Along similar lines, you may also enjoy the episode of the YouTube show Mind Field titled "Your Brain on Tech" (link below).

Brian, Your article had 212 comments so it must "have something to say"! The nine points are substantive, practical, and succinct. Video games need a new image where benefits and harms are balanced. When VG developers put their heads to it, maybe the helps and harms can be integrated into each game. Is it not somewhat like driving cars, ATVs, planes, or other forms of tech except that the concerns may be more on the mental side than the physical side.

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