Let me start by saying I’m nowhere near what anyone would consider a “gamer”. I personally don’t like games because I’m somewhat competitive, but not good at competition, if that makes sense. My older sister on the other hand is a wiz, board games, sports, Atari, whatever game you gave her she mastered that very day. To this day she loves video games, and I couldn’t care less about them. As I researched this weeks topic, I realized how integrated computer gaming technology has become in our culture and found several interesting pieces on not only how gaming can effect cognitive abilities, but also how the future intentions of gaming developers is not just entertainment.
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