Tuesday, December 11, 2007

World of Warcraft saves boy's life

A random example of a benefit of playing video games:

After playing World of Warcraft, the 12 year old boy knew how to cope when he was attacked by a moose in the forest.

In the article he describes how he first yelled at the moose, distracting it so his sister got away, then when he got attacked and the animal stood over him he feigned death. "Just like you learn at level 30 in World of Warcraft."


Who would have thought?

2 comments:

Rob said...

Another benefit of "World Of Warcraft" - the commercial with William Shatner in monkish robes whispering "I am a SHAMAN..."

Not quite as good as his "Bust A Move" Priceline ad, but then again....what IS?

;)

Anne said...

A lot of these games incorporate critical thinking and a wide variety of fairly advanced knowledge. It just goes to show that the information you have in your brain (whether from a book or learned online) can be a lifesaver - literally!