The Brain Games: How Videos Games Can Make You Smart
Video games have been getting a bad rap. Sure, a few involve nothing more than pointing several deadly weapons at the Undead and blasting them into a bajillion pieces. And there are cases of people wasting otherwise productive hours conquering a virtual kingdom and accumulating pixelized gold instead of going out and getting a real job.
But there are many, many times when video games actually provide a noble purpose in society. When they make you a better person. Or at least, a smarter person.
Because there are video games that are actually built on logic and reasoning, and involve complex problem solving that you can take with you even after youve walked away from the computer screen.
Take Tetris. Okay, so its a couple of co...