What have Video games taught you?

#1
Video games have taught me that I suck at video games. Well I'm decent, but by no means a pro. That goes for the majority of games I've played (Monster Hunter, osu!, Spyro, Candy Crush, Geomentry Dash, etc.)

Other than that, they heightened my hand-eye coordination.
 

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#2
Haha. It's all about learning each game's playstyle and mastering it if you enjoy it.

I've learned a lot of life lessons from my video games, actually. Some of the original Pokemon taught me that I can be extremely lucky when I gamble things (777's a few times in a row at the Pokemon slots) and then have it all blow up in my face and leave me with nothing.
So I guess it taught me not to put all my money in one place and hope for luck.

The Walking Dead Season 1 (game) taught me to.... just not care about anyone if a zombie apocalypse happens. I'm kidding. But I feel it did teach me a few things.

World of Warcraft taught me that people can be huge jerks... a lot of the time. Especially if you don't know who they are. But I suppose this can also be said for the internet as a lesson.

And then Final Fantasy taught me that having hope in things and fighting for what you believe in can make a huge difference sometimes.
 
#3
Haha. It's all about learning each game's playstyle and mastering it if you enjoy it.

I've learned a lot of life lessons from my video games, actually. Some of the original Pokemon taught me that I can be extremely lucky when I gamble things (777's a few times in a row at the Pokemon slots) and then have it all blow up in my face and leave me with nothing.
So I guess it taught me not to put all my money in one place and hope for luck.

The Walking Dead Season 1 (game) taught me to.... just not care about anyone if a zombie apocalypse happens. I'm kidding. But I feel it did teach me a few things.

World of Warcraft taught me that people can be huge jerks... a lot of the time. Especially if you don't know who they are. But I suppose this can also be said for the internet as a lesson.

And then Final Fantasy taught me that having hope in things and fighting for what you believe in can make a huge difference sometimes.
I never actually gambled in the pokemon games lol xD

Yeah I understand people can be jerks online, but there are some saints as well, ready to make someone's day so much better. The internet is a strange place after all, but it's hidden gems are out there.
 
#4
Well, in general it's taught me better hand/eye coordination, helped me have a faster response time, and to think critically and view an entire problem before making a decision. Assassin's Creed II and Brotherhood has taught me how to curse in Italian! Runescape taught me how to avoid douche bags! ;)
 
#5
Being able to grasp and interpret puzzles and hard to figure-out situations like where to run, jump at, anticipating boss fights, feeling out the atmosphere. These can all be applied to real life and how you view and intake how you judge situations as we come across them in daily life.

I admit I've also picked up a fair amount of "noob" "f you" and "haha" or "lol" in many many different languages. It's easy to tell the meaning when they spam it over again when they're raging. I love the rage. It soothes me. And Jenga. Who doesn't like Jenga.



Solving puzzles, hand-eye coordination are just a few. I've played so many I've taken a lot of knowledge away from surviving certain situations to learning how to read "their code" of their video game - how monsters AI works, where you can and can't go, using this to your advantage- and even spatial recognition has been improved.

Oh, and through games, movies, anime, western shows - whatever floats your boat, the "Power of Love" usually triumphs. They hammer this home in a good 80% of things, because people like romance mixed in. OR everyone dies and you learn to deal with it. I'm dead inside. Thanks, Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, rather).
 
#6
As funny as it seems...how to play the market a bit. I used to make tons of gold off of the AH in games like WoW/MMO's by flipping. Yeah it's boring but a neat skill to have to make some money on the side.
 
#7
I actually learned a lot from video games in my lifetime.
The Last Of Us taught me to hold onto what you care about. In the end, you may end up losing the last thing you care about if you push it away.
YuGiOh! (I played the games AND watched the tv show) taught me strategy(although I think it was supposed to be teaching me to put my faith in things, what with the phrase "the heart of the cards" being used all the time.)
Harvest Moon taught me to enjoy the simple little things in life, and that the little things can become big things if you let it.
Resident Evil taught me we're all doomed if zombies ever actually exist.
World of Warcraft taught me precision and persistence (I've been both a Mythic Raider and an Arena Master)
And finally, Tomb Raider taught me to always push myself to the limit, even when things seem bad.