Video games are making you a better strategy player.
By Steve Hall on February 10, 2016 in Gaming News
Video games have been a huge part of my life since I was a kid. The first time I played Super Mario Bros., I knew that it would change my life forever. I also realized that video games would be the thing that makes me who I am today. From then on, I’ve been playing video games almost every single day.
But what if there is another side to this? What if video games are actually making you worse at certain things? What if you are actually getting worse at strategy, for example?
According to a recent study by researchers from the University of Utah, video game players are more likely to make strategic mistakes than non-players. The researchers found that gamers who played the strategy game Civilization V were more likely to make long-term mistakes when managing resources and building their civilization than those who didn’t play the game. The researchers also found that gamers who played the game StarCraft II were less likely to make short-term mistakes when planning their actions and decisions.
The researchers said that these results show that video games can help people learn how to think strategically and plan for the future. They also say that these results can help us
For those of you who have played the game, you will already know that it is a turn-based strategy game, the best way to describe the game would be to compare it to chess with a twist. The twist being that each player has a deck of cards, which can be used to help them in battle.
In a recent interview Sid Meier was asked if he thought that playing Civilization had made him better at playing Magic, and he said yes. He said he had noticed that players who are good at one strategy game tend to be good at others.
I definitely agreed with this statement and I think there is a reason for this, but first, let me give you my opinion about video games in general. Video games are like any other form of entertainment; they should be enjoyed and not taken too seriously. If a movie is bad then you don’t watch it again, if a book doesn’t interest you then you don’t read it again. Same with games; if a game doesn’t interest you then don’t play it again.
What I mean by this is that when I play Civilization I am not thinking about how I am going to build my next city or how I am going to defeat the Aztecs. I am thinking about what my next
It’s pretty hard to make a case that video games are bad for you, but it’s even harder to argue that they can actually have positive effects on your brain. But that’s just what science is saying: video games can make you smarter.
A new study published in the journal Current Biology found that action video gamers, many of whom didn’t play strategy games, performed much better than people who didn’t play at all or those who played casually. The study brings up the idea of “spillover” — playing one type of game can improve your skills at another.
The study had 29 males play either a first-person shooter or a real-time strategy (think StarCraft) game for 50 hours over the course of nine weeks. Part of the group also played a third-person driving game. Afterward, participants took part in tests designed to measure how well they could apply what they learned from one task to another.
The researchers found that strategic gamers performed better when it came to attention and multitasking, while action players did better with more visual tasks. All of them did better than people who hadn’t played any games at all.
With increasingly complex games coming out every year, it will be interesting to see what other positive effects they have on
Video games are fun, but did you know that playing video games can actually help strengthen your brain?
A study by Dr. Adam Oei of the University of Rochester found that people who played video games were able to make more effective decisions in business. The study focused on gamers and non-gamers, and how they made complex strategic decisions.
The study found that in a given situation, gamers were more likely to use a process called satisficing, which entails searching for as many options as possible, then choosing the first option that is good enough. Non-gamers tended to choose their first option without searching for all the other possibilities.
Gamers also tended to perform better on tests involving problem solving and spatial reasoning than non-gamers. In addition, when given a task with no obvious solution (such as assembling a puzzle), gamers approached it with a trial-and-error approach rather than giving up immediately.
According to Dr. Oei: “In this important sense, game players seem more rational than non-game players.”
Blog Post: I Need To Find My Power Ranger Costume
Posted on November 11, 2012
I need to find my power ranger costume. I have been itching to get back into the cosplay scene. I am a huge fan of the power rangers and I have a costume that I used for Halloween last year. The costume is the best one that I have ever seen and I think that it is going to be a lot of fun for me to wear when I go out this weekend.
I am going to take some pictures of myself in the costume and show them off on Facebook. I know all of my friends are going to love it because they all remember the show from when we were kids. The show was very big in the 90s and there were many spinoffs. It has been dormant for awhile now but it is going to be making a comeback soon.
I am really looking forward to seeing it again and watching it with my kids. It will be something that we can do together as a family.
In the past I’ve discussed how to go about unlocking new characters in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but let’s assume you’ve put the time into the game and now want to do yourself a favor and get good at it.
There are several reasons why fighting games are tough to pick up, but one of the main reasons is that there are so many variables at work. With a game like Chess, you’re only dealing with a handful of pieces and six different moves for each piece. Fighting games have dozens upon dozens of characters with hundreds of moves each, making it difficult to have an idea of what’s going on.
When you first pick up the game, you’ll be overwhelmed. You don’t know what your character can do or what your opponent’s character can do. You don’t know what combos work or when to block or jump or throw or anything else; it’s all just chaos for you at this point. But over time, things will begin to make sense and you’ll start putting together your own strategies and plans as you play.
So how exactly can you go about getting better? Here are some tips that will help you improve as a player…