In an interview with Russ Pitts on Polygon, Captain Stephen Machuga talks about his efforts to supply deployed troops with video games. We’ve explained before about the mental benefits kids can get from playing video games. As you might guess, gaming provides the same benefits for adults.
Many people say they like gaming because it’s an effective stress-reliever—it’s engaging entertainment that keeps your mind off immediate real-world problems. It’s relaxing and it works as a mood-enhancer for many. Gaming isn’t necessarily any better or worse than reading fantasy novels or other ways to relieve stress. However, there are a few differences between gaming and other stress relievers that might make a huge impact on kids’ stress. Read More
As a kid, I played games at recess that involved some very weird imaginary scenarios. There was one about a magical rainbow summer camp populated by giant spiders, and another one about a family that lived on the edge of a volcano. The family was constantly in danger of a grizzly death, but always escaped just in time. Read More