I played Tomb Raider in high school and beat it. I have thought video games were a waste of my precious time ever since... Am I alone on this?
If video games are a waste of precious time, then I've lost a king's ransom to them. I've spent the past month or so building up a city on a Minecraft server, but Minecraft's just the latest addiction. Garry's Mod, Fallout 3, Oblivion, Starcraft, older titles like Star Control II and XCOM, Super Smash Bros. Melee with my girlfriend...
Can't post a link to source because I have less than 10 posts, but google "video game decision study".Playing video games trains people to make faster decisions and gives them a heightened sense of their surroundings [...] Rochester researchers attribute the action gamers' faster decision making to a process called probabilistic inference. The brain continuously accumulates small pieces of visual or auditory information as a person surveys a scene, eventually gathering enough for the person to make what they perceive to be an accurate decision