“Video Game Math”

I came across this interesting article/video on Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-zigman/video-game-math_b_1173245.html?ref=games

This short video is hilarious and I feel very relevant to the course. In the video, the father only allows the son to have 1 hour of “screen time” a day. The son tries to explain to his father that playing video games for 3 hours does NOT equal 3 hours of “screen time”. By using “video game math”, the son attempts to convince his father that he actually earns more hours of video game time from the 3 hrs of video games he played since the video games he’s played are actually educational. IT’S A MUST WATCH VIDEO!! =)

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It’s a good thing I brought my daughter to Digital Ops…

Check this out: “girls ages 11 to 16 years old who played videogames with a parent behaved better, felt more connected to their families and had better mental health than girls who played with friends or on their own.” Read all about it in the Wall Street Journal, who is citing a a study by researchers at BYU that justĀ appeared in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Now I’ve got that smug “good parent” feeling. The family that kills zombies together…

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