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Back when software actually included user manuals, the user manual for SimCity included an appendix that discussed the reality of city planning.
Well, I know I'm pretty much ready for any zerg infestation, zombie outbreak, or intergalactic diplomatic crisis, to name a few things…
As long as the developers had the correct information in the first place and did not make it up along the way ….
yup too right
I learned pretty much about history from the early civilization games 🙂
Denk niet ha ha
Quest for Glory taught me lots about mythology with their funny stance on things.. it was great 🙂
lol! and navigation, and aiming…
There's a sh*t ton of stuff I know because, when it popped up in a game I said "That can't be right" and went and looked it up. Google is my vice 😉
Tetris has all the answers to life.
I have all sorts of history knowledge from video games, , and lots from Saturday morning cartoons, as well, back when there were Saturday morning cartoons…
Assassin's Creed…Titan Quest (mythology), even Age of Mythology spin-off of Age of Empires did wonders for me :). I really could go on and on… Skyrim in itself can even make people go brush up on Norse mythology.
I read an article where a 12 year old boy and his sister were hiking and came across a moose. They played dead to avoid the moose. Where attain this knowledge? World of Warcraft…level 30 Hunter feign death skill.
I know almost every Battlefield weapon used by the US and Russian armed forces. Thank you BF, BF2 and BF3.
and they say violent video games have no redeeming value…..
I learned alot of words from their adaptations into Pokemon names…
And, as said, the Civilization games…
They may easily get some historical facts wrong in the games, but sometimes it is enough to throw some spark, awaken the interest – and you can go on from there yourself: Google, Wikipedia, anything…
I learned how to pack things in to crates REALLY tightly by playing Tetris… does that count? =oP
Contra on the Waterfall Level.
It taught me that you can't trust anyone. Not even your best friend.
…love the success kid meme! …Metal Gear Solid taught me all about how conspiracy theories from the real world can make for one helluva jaded soldier…lol
ZORK!! loved that game it may even have taught me to read hahahah 🙂
I learned where all of the touristy/historical spots in LA were and how to drive to them from playing LA Noire.
ooo sim city, i look at it like this , if city planners cant even figure out sim city how can they figure out a real life one?
Alpha Centauri, SimCity, Civilization, Sid Meier's Pirates, … my whole childhood was filled with games, and they taught me a lot. They made me curious and interested on a variety of subjects that I don't think I would otherwise.
Games with great music make young music students to try and replay those tunes; and some reproductions on Youtube are very good! Others create upon those pieces, expanding them.
And even the new games that put a greater emphasis on "action", like Mirror's Edge and Assassin's Creed … they are inspiring kids to try out physical activities like Parkour.
Video games help kids because they're fun. And they make learning fun.
The games I played didn't help, road racing and rally racing and I ended up at the drag strip?
Did anyone here play nethack? I learned a lot about the Tolkien cannon from that… buuuuut it never helped pass a test, so I s'pose it doesn't count. =oP
pharaoh did that quite a bit.
e sei messo bene allora vai.. 🙂 e più che altro è messo bene il tuo professore se hai preso la sufficienza
sorry for the English-speaking people but I HAD to say it in Italian
how about the Carmen San Diego games??
I improve my poor english language !…
Sharing that with my son. I was talking about a historical person and was surprised when he knew who it was. Yeah, Assassins Creed.
Thats cool,great history lesson- and a great game!
I learned more about WW2 thx to FarCry 3 so yeah
if you get your history lessons from video games – you need to stay in school. 🙁
Guess you havent been in school lately 🙂
apparently not because people are getting history lessons from age of empires and learning to play dead around moose (they're more scared of you and unless they have young around will bolt)
I went to franklin high school last year i have a job now
The point is not really about learning from games, but more about playfully/unconciously learn about things from games. Which gives more impact to the brain ? Sitting down memorizing names of characters in a historical event, or you unconciosly remember because you reenacted the assasination event in a video game.
Xenogears. Xenosaga. Lots of science and physics, religion and philsophy, psychology and eschatology in both the original (Xenogears) and it's three "Pre"quels (Xenosaga).
People hated Xenosaga because there was more plot than gameplay (A lot of passive cutscene watching). I love games that are nose deep in lore.
true – i will admit to that provided the information is correct, otherwise we'll have more annoying americans to listen to brag about how they think they won world war 2 😛
so godamn true