Video Games: Help Boys More Than Girls. Should Dems Tax Softwear Cos?

19 04 2009

Seriously, who cares!?

I mean, isn’t this why Barbie, Cabbage Patch Kids, and Easy Bake Ovens were invented?

Do we really want our women to mimic male “vidiots” and end up looking like this…fan?

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*As usual, I will atone for that.

Popsci with a report that’s sure to enflame liberals into a frenzy of worthless, fascist-like, legislation like the proposed ban on big HDTVs in California:

A new study conducted by researchers at Michigan State University suggests that playing video games helps foster the development of visual-spatial skills among middle school students. Cultivating the ability to think visually is crucial to excelling in fields like engineering and surgery, and the hand-eye coordination attained through gaming is increasingly important in our digital world. But the total lack of games tailored to girls could be providing boys with an academic advantage over their female counterparts.

“Girls are at a disadvantage by not having that three-dimensional experience,” according to a statement by professor Linda Jackson, who led the three-year long study. “So when they get to medical school and they’re doing surgery in the virtual world, they’re not used to it.”

That’s it.  It’s the game-maker’s faults.  They’re chauvinists.  It has nothing to do with boys and girls being different (even if the sum of their parts are equal).

Redemption time!

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The Highlands

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Related:

From LiveScience:

Women, accept a present and really enjoy it, while men unwrap a gift and immediately feel a sense of obligation to the giver.

Ruth Marcus writing for RealClearPolitics:

In performance on a standardized math, science and reading test given to 15- and 16-year-olds in 40 countries, girls in every country performed far better than boys in reading. Conversely, boys in all but three countries did better, but by not nearly as much, in math. In all but three countries — Britain, Thailand and Iceland — more boys than girls scored in the 99th percentile in math.

ScienceNews:

Males typically outperform females on spatial-ability tests by age 4, especially on tasks that require mental rotation of objects perceived as three-dimensional. Yet, two studies of 3- to 5-month-olds, both published in the November Psychological Science, conclude that a substantially greater proportion of boys than girls distinguish a block arrangement from its mirror image, after having first seen the block arrangement rotated. Babies who prefer looking at the mirror image are presumed to have mentally rotated the block arrangement, recognized it and chosen to gaze at the novel mirror image.

Popular Mechanics on video games as military simulators:

But the guts of Gears of War 2, an updated version of Epic Games’ widely licensed Unreal 3 game engine, could introduce a new level of realism for military simulations. Its previous iteration, Unreal 2, served as the core of America’s Army, the United States Army’s family of popular first-person shooters. America’s Army serves both as a recruiting tool and a starting point for actual training simulators. Unreal 2 and now Unreal 3 have also been adapted by other branches of the military. In Gears 2, game balance and gamer satisfaction trump the opportunity to create ultra-realistic virtual firefights. But as the most high-profile showcase for the newest iteration of the Unreal engine—Epic Games owns the engine and the franchise—Gears of War 2 is a peek into the future of better, more advanced military simulators.

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Santa Got The Obamas A Wii!

9 01 2009

obamawii1 Since we know the Obamas don’t give birthday or Christmas gifts to their children, because the British media glossed over it for a nanosecond, it must have been Santa who bestowed the wonderful Wii upon the White House.

Let’s hope Barack is better at Wii Bowling than real bowling.  My 80yr old grandma even did better than his awful 37





6yr Old Missed Bus. Takes Family Car To School. Crashes.

7 01 2009

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From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The boy, whose name wasn’t released, missed the bus, took the keys to his family’s 2005 Ford Taurus and drove nearly six miles toward school while his mother was asleep, police said.

He made at least two 90-degree turns, passed several cars and ran off the rural two-lane road several times before hitting an embankment and utility pole about a mile and a half from school.

The boy told police he learned to drive playing Grand Theft Auto and Monster Truck Jam video games.

“He was very intent on getting to school,” said Northumberland County Sheriff Chuck Wilkins. “When he got out of the car, he started walking to school. He did not want to miss breakfast and PE.”

His parents, Jacqulyn Deana Waltman, 26, and David Eugene Dodson, 40, are each charged with child endangerment, Wilkins said. Waltman is being held without bond. Dodson was released on a $5,000 bond.

See, the one and only one way you know this kid’s parents are awful, is because he had to go to school to get some breakfast.  Good mommies always pour a bowl of cereal for their childrens before school.

thanks to geekologie for the awesome pic





Wii Would Like To…Stay Out Of The Hospital?

23 12 2008

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From Foxnews.com

“British doctors are warning people this holiday season to be careful while playing Wii.  Up to 10 devastatingly unathletic idiots people a week end up in hospitals after managing to injure themselves while playing.

“There has been a 100 percent increase in patients complaining of Wii-itis,” Dr. Dev Mukerjee of Broomfield Hospital, Essex, told The Sun newspaper.

“It’s possible Wii-itis may lead to rheumatism or arthritis later in life. Patients often have inflamation of the shoulder or wrist,” said Dr. Mukerjee.

Another common injury is dubbed Wii-knee, blamed on the bending of the knee from the Wii-Fit game. This involves a special platform and a series of movements ranging from yoga to strength-training moves.

In extreme cases, the kneecap can be dislocated or pop out of joint.

Doctors treat Wii-knee with cortisone injections, icing, and anti-inflammatory painkillers. Treatment can last for three months.

So, what to do?  As with any exercise program, doctors advise stretching exercises before play.”

In related news, England’s universal health care has been rationing its services and turning away the old and obese.





Vidiots Be Warned! They’re Coming For Our Video Games.

28 11 2008

We warned you about the emerging black market for fast food and video games.

A letter warning parents to not purchase video games for their children because of the environment, has been published by the Scientific American.

It won’t be long until there’s actually a movement around this.  I’m considering responding with my own movement.

Meanwhile, the groups behind the warning letters neglected to mention to these liberal parents that nickel batteries that power Hybrid vehicles, morph the land around the factories into NASA “dead zones” for moon rover testing. Literally.