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Wednesday, May 28, 2003

honing life skills
Starting with those of us from the Atari Generation, the claim of videogame playing improving hand-eye coordination and mental alertness has been made often, usually to contempuous reaction. But now, research at the University of Rochester seems to bear out that regular videogaming activities is good for your mental and motor skills.

No word on if the dreaded Space Invaders Wrist will break out again.

Are you reading this, Mom? Don't you regret nagging me to stop wasting all that time on my 2600 back in the day? Yeah, I thought so.

Of course, they had to include the cluck-clucking from that videogames-are-violent faction. These people never change. It's like they're just waiting for the first videogame-related homicide to provide some proof to their fears--and for nearly 30 years, they've been waiting.