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Video games had a reputation of being emotionally numbing and brain rotting, but this recent trend towards narrative-centric gaming is now developing a player’s sense of sympathy and empathy...
There are games designed to train and improve brain functionality, logical deduction, pattern recognition, memory, matching, and outside the box thinking.
The interactivity of games is one...
It’s possible that gaming enables stereotypically introspective individuals to be more social, ultimately improving social skills.
In the earliest consoles, gaming with friends involve...
Puzzle and strategy games will never go out of style and are popular with casual and hardcore gamers.
“Thinking a few steps ahead” is especially important in social contexts.
“Grinding”: a gaming term that describes any repetitive activity that isn’t fun on its own but performed anyway to obtain some resulting reward. It develops delayed gratification, a ...
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Whether it's powering through the many dungeons of Hyrule in a Legend of Zelda game or trying to complete an especially difficult assignment at work, you're not going to accomplish it all in one day.
The key to getting through it all is to remain steadfast and keep moving forward, no matter the difficulty. Procrastination certainly doesn't help; it'll still be waiting right where you left off.
If Team Fortess 2 has anything to teach, it's that even the motliest of crews can win the day when they work together toward a common goal.
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