Saturday, October 01, 2005

good = bad

Everything Bad is Good for You
by Steven Johnson

What? Video games are beneficial? They tax your decision-making, pattern-sussing, and plan-formulating skills? Fabulous! I've always felt guilty about playing video games, but after reading this book I think pop culture—especially gaming—is more intellectually demanding than I had thought. One point that particularly rang true was how Johnson pointed out that almost no one reads the directions for games; rather, part of the fun of the game is figuring out the rules of the world as you go along. So there's a new Zelda game coming out next year—and you get to be a werewolf! Maybe I'll pick that one up...

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Blogger Adele said...

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Cheers
Tony

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