Saturday, April 4, 2009

It's Official

Video games are way healthy.

We've already seen that gaming can greatly improve visual acuity and make better surgeons. It can even erase the significant spatial awareness gap between men and women. Now a British study has demonstrated that fast-paced shooter games like Call of Duty make notable contributions to contrast sensitivity (in this case, differentiating shades of gray). This is important because the basic function is linked to night vision, among the first faculties to decline as individuals get older.

The day might come when elderly drivers are forced to endure a grueling Gears of War marathon in order to get decent car insurance. And I will be there to laugh my ass off.


  1. This should be required reading for all spouses and girlfriends who may say that video games rot your brain. I don't think that the older generation will really get involved until they come out with a fast paced Gears of War Style Mah' Jong

  2. Hey man, I just report the facts.