Yes indeed! Gaming, as much as it is lambasted by the media, ain’t all bad. In fact, these good folks have just written a big long article on why gaming can be good for you where they list these benefits of gaming:

  • Boost creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Develop motor skills and cognitive abilities
  • Improves focus & reaction times
  • Team building (not just with strangers online, but with friends and coworkers)
  • Refresh & relax in between work sessions
  • Spent some quality time with your kids
  • Expands your imagination by being exposed to new worlds, stories and creatures
  • Develop our resilience, tolerance to frustration and lateral thinking skills
  • Possible┬ásource of income if you turn pro (unlikely, of course)
  • Can teach history (games like Assassins Creed and God of War)

SO THERE. And also check out the cognitive benefits of playing video games.

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