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Re: What are you proud to admit that you learned from games?
« Reply #60 on: March 28, 2016, 01:08:17 pm »
      Games teach an important lesson to just anyone when they play them for the very first time. It teaches that you can't win every time. Sometimes in life, we think we're on top of the world. We start to think that we're untouchable and everyone else is unworthy. Games teach you that the world doesn't work that way. No one is perfect. Everyone is going to have a loss at some point in their life. No one is invincable no matter what they think. It's a difficult lesson to learn for a lot of people, but it's really a lesson in reality. That's how the real world is. A lot of people learn this lesson young when they're playing board games with their family and they keep it with them the rest of their lives. People seem to forget this important knowledge sometimes though. They start to think they're invulnerable to everything, but they're tore down again. It's a dissapointing but real lesson to be taught. Everyone will lose once in their life no matter who they are. It may not be in the game itself, but it will even happen outside of it.

One could argue this is much is true but you make games seem so bleak or downright depressing if there is one true gem imparted by people first trying out games it's not the notion that you can't win every time, but rather the notion that your success or failure is well within your ability to control. Games impart to first-time players a sense of agency or a sense control over their lives. Games have a cycle of decision and result or outcome that is generally much shorter than outside the game and so people can see the effects of even the smallest changes to their actions on the overall outcome. Games have the ability to instill in us the priceless notion that even the smallest changes in how we respond to situations can effect the overall outcome. A notion that thereby implies that the outcome of any given situation or scenario is not the pre-determined destined result that is beyond our ability to alter but  instead a product of or own choices. That is more or less a crude explanation of how games impart agency to those who play them but if your not satisfied I believe Extra Credits did a video on this topic and they can no doubt provide a much better and satisfying explanation than my own.
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Re: What are you proud to admit that you learned from games?
« Reply #61 on: October 22, 2016, 08:35:27 am »
i have learnt to not attack red barrels if your close to them
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Re: What are you proud to admit that you learned from games?
« Reply #62 on: October 26, 2016, 10:32:47 am »
I learned how to get away with murder, thanks every single detective game that exists!
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Re: What are you proud to admit that you learned from games?
« Reply #63 on: October 26, 2016, 06:12:00 pm »
Reaction time.

My friend and I found a way to play video games for our stats project; we had to collect data on two different variables, so we did minutes spent playing a video game vs reaction time. Basically we spent two hours playing king of the hill in TF2 and tested our reaction times after every  round. I managed to get down to 250ms, which is pretty darn good...

(This was using humanbenchmark.com, so some inherent lag in the process from display lag and browser-based delays.)
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Re: What are you proud to admit that you learned from games?
« Reply #64 on: June 16, 2017, 12:16:19 pm »
-I learned how to take care of a pet from my little sister's pet simulator
-I learned my mathematical and prediction skills from chess.
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Re: What are you proud to admit that you learned from games?
« Reply #65 on: June 16, 2017, 12:41:25 pm »
-German
I learned it when play the arma 2 mod Dayz
I used to play on the EU servers with my friends
Lots of the people were German and some even taught me it
Now I dident learn the full language in the game it just motivated me to learn it :DDDD
Also I learned a bit of Russian but not alot
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Re: What are you proud to admit that you learned from games?
« Reply #66 on: June 16, 2017, 02:37:50 pm »
Trust no one. Not even yourself or your companion.

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