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    Gamer=Smart?

    i was just wondering if anyone else thinks that most gamers are smart? it just hit me one day, all my friends that play games too are pretty smart ( i get Straight A's not to brag). Does anyone else think this is true? Do games make you smart? Or is this just a stereotype? Please post your thoughts in a reply?
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    Yeah, all my friends are smart, as am i. Usually the dumb kids don't play em at all.

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    I never thought of that. Weird :eek:


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    you know, i've noticed one major exception to this. most people who play basically nothing but sports games/shooters are sinfully dumb. but people who play like all kinds of video games (and rpgs in particular now that i think about it) are smarter than most other people.

    but yeah, i gotta agree with ya.


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    yeah, I don't think its true. but its nice to think so, for some, I guess. well . ..
    RPGs may help reading and comprehension skills. just as reading does. and even then not so much. . .and its really hard to argue this point, because people can and do benefit from just about anything. so I'm sure you're being helped out somehow.

    most sports games and shooters(top down psikyo style) take much more effort and planning for me to get through, than the RPGs I've played. which have been amazingly simple so far.
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    Most gamers are smart. I'm kinda smart....
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    I'm smart.. I can't stand dumb people, like people who can't spell or who just are dumb in general.

    Like one time in english class, we were discussing about this book we read. The conch in the story came up several times and the teacher even described it. Then some girl was like "Whats a conch?"

    Holy shit, I tell you idiocy really gets to me..

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    sorry to burt the bubble here but, i'm a gamer. and i'm no genius. in fact i'm a complete dumbass if you ask me lol. i have about a 75% average. and it dun get much better than that lol. so, really, not all gamers are smart. mebbe cuz i;m too wrapped up in my games and my computer


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    75%! I wish I had that. My average is like 50%, most of the time lower.

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    now that i think about it some people get bad grades CAUSE of games because they play them too much and forget about studying etc.

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    I have a few gamer friends, a lot of which are outright dumb. Most of the ones that play RPG's are fairly smart though. Interesting topic.

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    i'm what you'd call a nerd XD

    i get all a's . . . some a+'s . . . whee.

    but i am a procrastinator and thus i spend time on da compie and playing video games.

    i don't know if playing video games is for relieving stress or whut . . .

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    Moving to gaming discussion =P

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    wow, that is kind of true. all my friends who play rpgs and games like that are pretty smart, yet the ones who only play sports games are pretty much idiots. fascinating i must say...
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    Hell yeah! I been playin me video games since I was but a wee boy been someting like tenteen years now. I got me the best damn motor skills in my high skool. in my graderating class my was the only guy who put the circle block in the circle hole AND the square block in the square hole thats some damn interlecting fer ya!

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    Hey!

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    i spend most of my time on the 'puter an' playin' RPG's, an' im in the gifted class at my high skool.
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    yup. that seems to be the trend.

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    Yeah I'm smart too Actually it's weird since last year for the spelling bee, the word was rationalize (sp? lol) and everyone spelled it with a "s" like rasin (?). But since I played MGS, i know that rasin was spelled ration and I just had to add the suffixes... That's how I won!

    Soem of my friends who play videogames are smart too... But my best friend is the biggest dumb-ass alive and he plays like sports/racing/shooter games. He still playes MGS2 for crying out loud (after beating it like 5 times). MGS2 gets boring possily at the end of the first time or the second...

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    I get good grades, but I know people that are smarter, but do horrible in school, because they don't apply what they know. Video games can improve reading and problem solving and hand to eye reflexs, but they really don't make you much smarter.




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    I never do work because of the games. So it is vice versa for me.
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    ...well, most of my friends are what you would call "intelligent" hmmm...this thread makes me think
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    I Play sports, shooter, and racing ( me+cars=drool)games all the time, but i am not stupid. They may not be my favorites, but i have a couple i am addicted to. Here is my theory: the majority of dumbasses are attracted to Sports, racing, and shooter games not because they like them , but because they are afraid of ridicule. i think they like those games because somewhere deep down in their subconscious, their mind is telling them to play these games because geeks play the other games. I am actually a jock, good grades and all( i know my breed is almost extinct), but i find the only place sometimes to relax and forget about my pressure is in a video-game completely un-related to the world we live in today. I like to escape and pretend i am not me for once, but a character in a fiction world, trying to save his people or something. So if you ask me people sometimes, not all the time, only play those games because they are afraid to be made fun of for their true thoughts.

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    I play a signifcant amout of video games and I consider myself smart. My parents dont however. Of course if I devoted half the time I spend playing video games into spending time to study I could easily get straight A's. Right now I am in enriched classes and am getting half A's half B's. (I raised my C up)
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    Geez! I'd rather play games than anything else, I still manage to get a 75% tho, it's kinda scary. These games are doing things to my mind!!


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