In the third episode of "The Wire", D'Angelo Barksdale, the hard but secretly soft-hearted Baltimore drug-dealer, comes across two of his narco underlings sitting at a chess board. Except they aren't playing chess - they don't know how. "Yo, why y'all playin' checkers on a chess set?" he asks.
The latest research suggests it's not far-fetched at all - especially when you consider all the societal and cultural factors that make today's games so attractive. Credit... Concept by Pablo Delcan. Photo illustration by Justin Metz. Charlie Bracke can't remember a time when he wasn't into video games.
It's official, computer games are good for you. At least it seems with some everyday skills and general quality of life. Of course, this doesn't mean you should play them all day every day. Everything in moderation. Here are nine ways computer games can help improve everyday skills and your general happiness.