Gamer saves lives with stuff he learned in a game.

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  1. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    Funny shit...I used to play this one now and then.

    http://blog.wired.com/games/2008/01/americas-army-t.html
     
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  3. draqon Banned Banned

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    military advertising through games
     
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  5. robotic_ninja_fairy Registered Member

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    Wow! That's really cool!!
    I wonder what else we can learn from games.
     
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  7. draqon Banned Banned

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    we can learn how to kill our siblings...how to shoot bullets through their heads and make their mothers die in sorrow

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/11/07/school.shooting/index.html

    we can learn how to ascend into heaven and hell at once...lay the weapon to our mind and let the bullet carry us to other worlds unknown

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    guns solve problems by killing people solving problems, suicide reincarnated
     
  8. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    That's a load of rubbish Draqon, It's been stated many times before that the people that usually do those shooting spree's might be told to say it's video games by their lawyers so people have someone to blame and sue other than the piece of shit that shot people.

    There are many positive uses of video gaming, while I'd still suggest that many urban myths might be just to promote the game in question others do still ring true. Many games can be based on various physics information, or real data (Like stock market simulations) and can benefit people not just from what they learn in regards to information from the ones based on historical factors but also in regards to how a person develops in regards to adapation. (Playing many different games with many different interfaces is itself a problem solving dilemma.)

    Admittedly not all games have yet got to the point of adapting real information into the make up, so that people learn while playing. this is why only a few have stood out in that regards. (For instance Sid Meier's stuff is usually filled with information, you could learn a lot about places in the Caribbean through "Pirates!" or certain historical factoids through "Civilization". Another great one for learning things was Elite 2 which shipped with a manual that explained about the actual physics used)

    I guess you could say that games perhaps hold the key for certain people (ADHD, Autistics) to learn things that they can't normally learn through standardised learning methodologies.
     
  9. Challenger78 Valued Senior Member

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    Oooh, I'd play America's army, except it's too corny.. and has low graphics. I'm sticking to BF 2142, and Halo.
     
  10. Klippymitch Thinker Registered Senior Member

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    You went over board on that post. It not very believable.
     
  11. mountainhare Banned Banned

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    Computer games once saved my life.

    I was surrounded by a gang of thugs on the dark streets of Melbourne, many armed with tyre irons and baseballs bats. A couple even carried handguns and shotguns.

    With true skill, I let forth a blast of "Force Lightning" from my fingertips, sending a couple of my assailants flying. I then ignited my lightsabre and used the yellow medium stance to deflect bullets, while switching to the blue fast stance to slice down my opponents. When the cops showed up to serve me a summons for carrying a concealed weapon (I mean, jeesh, how ridiculous is it that Australia law considers an unignited lightsabre in the pocket of your jeans a concealed weapon?! I had it because I was taking a cut lunch to school!), I activated Force Speed and Force Jump to hightail it out of there.

    And all of this I owe to "Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy"

    And don't even get me started on how all those Hentai PC games assisted me in improving my sex life...
     
  12. Xelios We're setting you adrift idiot Registered Senior Member

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    So the guy put a towel on the wound and elevated his arm. This is basic first aid that just about everyone knows.
     
  13. draqon Banned Banned

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    yeah sure "force of lightning" from your fingertips. Even though its sarcasm of yours but bout Hentai games, I think they do help with sex and social life in the end. So don't be joking there.
     
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