For the mom who thinks video games are worthless...
Video games have no redeeming benefits. That's a belief held by many moms the world over, and one that's been in the public consciousness almost as long as video games have been around.
Sure, Mom limits your time with games and then goes and watches a 12-hour marathon of "America's Next Top Model." Hmmm, which do you think rots your brain faster, Tyra Banks or Master Chief?
Thanks to a study conducted in the Netherlands, we believe it's Tyra. The study suggests that "shoot-to-kill video games improve quick thinking and make players more able to cope with the demands of modern life."
Also, anyone who thinks video games don't stimulate your brain in beneficial ways that passive entertainment can't has never played played Portal, or Braid, or Professor Latham's Diabolical Box, or Tetris (or any of its millions of clones), or any fighting game ever made, or...do we really need to go on?
Moms, it's time to stop with the antiquated thinking and (finally) step into the new millennium. My suggestion? Try Sally's Spa. Not only did it teach us how to better manage our time, but also showed us that we can give a virtual manicure in two seconds simply by swiping our finger across their hands. Useless indeed!
May 7, 2010 10:30 AM PDT
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