Games rot your brain my arse

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Adults who play a lot of action video games may be improving their eyesight, U.S. researchers said on Sunday. They said people who used a video-game training program saw significant improvements in their ability to notice subtle differences in shades of gray, a finding that may help people who have trouble with night driving. “Normally, improving contrast sensitivity means getting glasses or eye surgery — somehow changing the optics of the eye,” said Daphne Bavelier of the University of Rochester in New York, whose study appears in the journal Nature Neuroscience. “But we’ve found that action video games train the brain to process the existing visual information more efficiently, and the improvements last for months after game play stopped.”

For the study, the team divided 22 students into two groups. One group played the action games “Call of Duty 2″ by Activision Blizzard Inc and Epic Games’ “Unreal Tournament 2004.” A second played Electronic Arts Inc’s “The Sims 2,” a game they said does not require as much hand-eye coordination. The two groups played 50 hours of their assigned games over the course of nine weeks. At the end of the training, the action game players showed an average of 43 percent improvement in their ability to discern close shades of gray, while the Sims players showed none. Bavelier found very practiced action gamers became 58 percent better at perceiving fine differences in contrast. “When people play action games, they’re changing the brain’s pathway responsible for visual processing. These games push the human visual system to the limits and the brain adapts to it,” Bavelier said in a statement. She said the findings show that action video-game training may be a useful complement to eye-correction techniques.

Source: Reuters


Take that everyone who said playing video games would never help in the future!

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Zeldas original TV comercial

This is the original TV spot for the original zelda game. If you ask me its the weirdest commercial I have ever seen and my favorite part is where they show all the nes equipment all set out since I had, and still do, most of that stuff there.

  

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Live action futurama

This is a little off topic for me since most of my blogs here are video game based but I came across this video and at first the thought of a live action futurama sounded ridiculous but the more I watched it the more it grew on me. The only thing is it would have to be a really good story line for it to work. Heres the video, and remember it is a fake.

  




and if you are wandering what radio killer is, its a project I have been working on and will divulge more information in the near future.

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Thailand bands GTA

Recently Thailand band GTA, after a 19 year old adult stole a taxi and knifed the driver then gave the police the excuse that he saw it on GTA and wanted to see if it was really that easy.

Well I say then we need to get rid of Super Mario too, heres why:


Excuses given that relate back to Mario Bros:

"honest officer I ate those shrooms because I wanted to get big like mario"
"but officer, mario broke into that girls house, killed her family, kidnapped her, and THEY lived happily ever after"
"but officer, I saw all that money in the bank and thought it was a room full of free coins I had to get to and get the free money, and those people, well I thought they were like koopas so I bashed there heads like mario."
"but officer mario stole luigis money and everthing was ok, why isnt my brother getting back up after I jumped on his head"

So, do we blame the games, or do we put the blame on the person, especially an adult.
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Funniest Cheat ever

This one is a classic, Mike Tyson's Punch-out has a great classic prank for one of their codes. If you enter 800 422 2602 as a password to hear a busy signal. The funny part is that this was Nintendo's customer service line at the time. The fact that they would program this in even though it has no effect on the game shows a hilarious commentary on the state of Nintendo at the time.

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Best cheat ever!

While on my search to submit every game with cheats in it to the cheat code concept page I found the best code ever. It was for a NES game titled Goal! and it gets you into the semi finals, the cheat is, drum roll please, "ASSHOLEUBASTARDA". Remember all cheats that are in games are pre programmed by the makers of the game designed for testers but never removed in the final product. Just thought I would share that bit of information with you all.

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