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December 15th, 2009, 15:13
Hello, everyone,

today I found in the local newspaper an article mentioning a scientific study, which claims that the kind of games one usually plays has influence on how one works.

The study had 2 kinds of games : Action games and Strategy games.

The result - according to the article - was that during "working tasks" (the article doesn't say what kind of tasks) the

- strategy players worked slowly, but precisely

- action players worked fast, but not precisely.

The study is reported to have been made by one "Wheaton College" in the U.S.A. , and been published by one scientific magazine called "Perception".

The abstract can be found here : http://www.perceptionweb.com/abstract.cgi?id=p6324

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December 15th, 2009, 15:50
"- strategy players worked slowly, but precisely
- action players worked fast, but not precisely."

Wow, I'm no scientist but I could pretty much deduce the same thing.

Of course it doesn't really say anything concrete considering some of us like to play both types of games.

In fact, this almost smells of parody.

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Well, I don't think so. Scientists often need much longer to find what people call "a truth".

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December 15th, 2009, 18:27
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Well, I don't think so. Scientists often need much longer to find what people call "a truth".
I'm saying those statements are common sense deduction, nothing really sceintific when you think about it.

It's like saying people who watch comedic films have a sense of humor

And like I said, that can't possibly apply to every gamer.

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December 15th, 2009, 23:55
What about TB RPG games? Surely the whole TB concept must say something about how we work too!!

If God said it, then that settles it!!

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December 16th, 2009, 08:36
I play action games sometimes… and strategy games too… Does that mean I am fast and precise ?
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Originally Posted by GothicGothicness View Post
I play action games sometimes… and strategy games too… Does that mean I am fast and precise ?
Depends on the action game and how good you are at those strategy games i suppose.
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September 3rd, 2010, 18:29
Thread necromancy :

I just found an interesting article - or rather, the glimpse of an article :
http://www.newscientist.com/article/…s-drivers.html

The full thing is seemingly in The New Scientist, Number 2776, September 2010.

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September 4th, 2010, 01:49
Originally Posted by Relayer View Post
Wow, I'm no scientist but I could pretty much deduce the same thing.

In fact, this almost smells of parody.

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In related news, a similar study showed that people who played The Sims were more likely to be totally gay.
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September 4th, 2010, 10:02
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September 7th, 2010, 06:10
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Hello, everyone,
- strategy players worked slowly, but precisely
I guess they didn't include any Korean starcraft players in their study

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That's because RTS's like WC3 are a bit of a misnomer…
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What if you only play Patience?

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March 16th, 2014, 14:34
Just found this via the SWTOR forums : https://www.psychologicalscience.org…-behavior.html

Uh. Now we need more studies …

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March 19th, 2014, 14:57
Originally Posted by Relayer View Post
I'm saying those statements are common sense deduction, nothing really sceintific when you think about it.
Except that common sense is very often wrong.
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As are conclusions based on "science".
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March 21st, 2014, 19:00
You people are no fun. So how is fps and rpg gamer who sometimes plays strategy games?

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