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Research Blog #8

Research Blog #8: Paroozing the Internet for inspiration. There is no doubt that databases we are granted access to by UB are invaluable and are the home to an infinite number of sources. However, I seem to have hit a wall in my research. I decided it was time to take to the Internet and informal blogs to see if the peanut gallery had anything to say. I came across a very interesting article posted by cracked.com entitled 5 Real Skills Video Games Have Secretly Been Teaching Us (http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-real-skills-video-games-have-secretly-been-teaching-us/). Surprisingly this article brings up a number of great points including the idea of timing, organization, and resource management.

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  1. This would have been a helpful source for my research project. I am exploring psychological applications in video game design, and the components of timing, organization, and resource management that you brought up relates perfectly to the idea that games are based on levels of engagement, motivation, reinforcement, and attention. One of my sources discusses the way games that use psychological principles responsible for the “Real Skills Video Games Have Secretly Been Teaching Us.” These games allow individuals to learn and interact with the world given to them by essentially developing, reinforcing, or enhancing, or altering real life skills. This is where the traditional use of video games extends beyond entertainment into sociocultural uses.

    Posted by jowz24 | June 28, 2013, 10:24 pm

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