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    I know what you meant, I guess I didn't word that right. I meant that I get a similar reaction in a similar circumstance that was probably because of my time spent playing computer and video games and just using the computer in general.

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    Well it looks like there's already a very strong arguement here saying that video games aren't detrimental, but I figured I'd share a few breif anecdotes just because I can.

    Not that it's the cause of their intelligence, but almost all of my friends (who almost all play or have played video games) are going to very very good colleges (universities for you foreign folk). 2 at Brown, 2 at Stanford, 2 at Harvard, 1 at Berkley, 2 at Columbia, etc... Does that make gaming good for you? Highly unlikely, but it certainly doesn't force you to do worse academically.

    On a more personal level, due to gaming I feel that I am able to read more quickly on a computer screen and find what I'm looking for faster than my father who can normally read much faster than I can when it comes to a newspaper or book. It's not nessecarily the best skill to have, but with more e-buisness being done it's liklely desireable.

    It's hardly a scientific study, but take what you will from my experiences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy Jazz
    On a more personal level, due to gaming I feel that I am able to read more quickly on a computer screen and find what I'm looking for faster than my father who can normally read much faster than I can when it comes to a newspaper or book. It's not nessecarily the best skill to have, but with more e-buisness being done it's liklely desireable.
    This is exactly what I meant, for those who weren't quite sure.

    Basically, it means I can "scan" faster, because I am more observant, due to playing fast-paced video games, where taking 2 seconds to figure out if that thing coming at you is a rock or a power up is 1.5 seconds longer than you live. (guess the movie?)

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    I play video games and am the picture of sanity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poop-Loops
    This is exactly what I meant, for those who weren't quite sure.

    Basically, it means I can "scan" faster, because I am more observant, due to playing fast-paced video games, where taking 2 seconds to figure out if that thing coming at you is a rock or a power up is 1.5 seconds longer than you live. (guess the movie?)
    That's what I mean too. Sorry if I've been less than articulate. It's a thing I need to work on.

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    There are no stupid questions, just stupid- hmmm, what was that last part?

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    From my own observations I'd say that playing Counterstrike turns kids into sore losers.

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    No. I would argue it teaches them the efficacy of aimbots.
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