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Has a game ever helped you with a real life problems?

Posted on 10/15/2013 by with 19 comments

 real life problems

Nowadays all we hear in the mainstream media is how dangerous these games are to us and violent that they are never anything go comes out of them.

I have some good friends that I met in games that I have known just as long as a lot of my real life friends, we continually follow each other from game to game. This has been my support team for a long time.

We are guild leader, guild members, newbie helpers, and best of all friends. Now I should probably get back on topic here.

Now has game helped with your real life Problems?

For me the answer would be undoubtedly yes! Now I’m saying gaming solved the issues that I had going in my real life but it help me ease into these thing after having some thinking times before reacting.

The great thing about games is you get a chance to put some of the things that are bother you in perspective before actually acting on them.


Games let you cool down be you may any rash decisions.

Thinking before acting:

The great thing about games is gives you time to think about what you should do in real life. This thinking time has saved my plenty many times.

Forget problems:

One that goes hand in hand with thinking is sometime you get so into a game that you forget you problems all together. Which is good because we all need to relax, before making a decisions.


Support well I already mentioned this above, I get support from my online friends. Some of which I have been friends with for more than 10 years and counting. I sure that I’m not that the only one that has a online support team.



Based on what you hear from the news all of us gamer are gun toting maniacs, murderers, violent individuals, and just plain whack jobs.

What they forget to mention is most of us a responsible people that have normal lives just like the rest of the non-gamers. I would have to say that gaming has helped me out of many tough situations over the last couple years and plus it gives me a way to vent.

So today I ask you, has gaming ever helped you with real life problems?



19 responses to Has a game ever helped you with a real life problems?

  1. On October 15th, 2013 at 10:14 am , Christopher Messenger said...

    Deff. a release or escape at times. I also think problem solving…especially RTS and puzzle games. Support for sure I have known people 10 years + through gaming. My gaming has toned down and evolved over the last couple of years to Free to play and puzzle games I can jump in and out of. Still I have a few old clan members I talk to regularly on facebook and still stop by the voice servers every once in a while to see whats up.

  2. On October 15th, 2013 at 10:36 am , maddormouse said...

    Ditto as an escape. Games as an outlet/break is how I stay sane(ish).

  3. On October 15th, 2013 at 12:15 pm , Richard-Dean said...

    As a lifelong gamer, games have helped me in all the ways you describe.

    An interesting fact is that Fable 3 helped me eat healthier in real life because eating fruits and veggies in-game was the best way to keep my character fit and healthy. Gorging my character on pies made him overweight real quick so in real life I became biased toward fruits and veggies. Fable 3 showed (quickly) how bad diet can ruin you.

  4. On October 15th, 2013 at 2:21 pm , Chris said...

    Yeah I really wish more games had features like that.

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  6. On October 16th, 2013 at 2:05 am , Marcus said...

    Hello Chris! I did a shout out to your question in this article on my Video Gains website. Take a look!

  7. On October 16th, 2013 at 10:57 am , Chris said...


    Thanks a lot, you got some great readers there. Thanks for asking my question
    keep up the good work!


  8. On October 16th, 2013 at 4:24 am , Helu said...

    It’s not hard to imagine a gamer with ‘heightened reflex’, especially from twitch-based games, might be able to save someone from close-call accident, where there is only a fine line between life and death.

  9. On October 16th, 2013 at 4:28 am , Helu said...

    And I just got to share this:

  10. On October 17th, 2013 at 9:37 pm , Derek Kortepeter said...

    Was the kid that got bullied in school. Video games were a way to get lost in another world, leave my pain behind.

  11. On October 17th, 2013 at 10:10 pm , Chris said...

    I have heard too many story about kids getting bullied, but I’m glad found an escape in gaming. This is a bully free zone!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us.


  12. On October 17th, 2013 at 10:56 pm , An Aging Gamer said...

    I agree with the examples you posted. I have experienced all of that with gaming. Plus, it is a new way for my wife and I to spend time together. We play the Lego games together and made choices together in The Walking Dead.

  13. On October 18th, 2013 at 12:37 pm , Chris said...

    Its great to be able to share your gaming experiences with your wife, where would I find one to play games with me?
    Most of the women I know want nothing to do with gaming, I always say it’s your loss!

  14. On October 18th, 2013 at 1:57 pm , An Aging Gamer said...

    She was never big into games until she watched me play Don’t Starve on Steam. Then she took over, hahaha. But yeah, most women I have known have never been into them. If you find one though, she’s a keeper!

  15. On October 23rd, 2013 at 9:17 pm , GameCompulsion said...

    Metal Gear Solid and FF7 got me through school and now League of Legends gets me through Uni. Although its a constant balancing act between gaming and study. I think games help my studies though.
    Strategy, decision making, problem solving, communication…
    All valuable skills 🙂

  16. On October 24th, 2013 at 11:06 pm , Chris said...

    Yeah I did my fair share of gaming in school, for it mostly just cut into my sleep time, LOL.


  17. On October 24th, 2013 at 10:56 pm , Working Gaming Mom said...

    Thank you for liking my post!^^ This is an article, if you haven’t read it already, about gaming and how it can extend your life!

    and yes! When I was learning how to drive my mom even said that the reason I picked it up so fast was due to gaming. Hand eye coordination baby!!

  18. On October 24th, 2013 at 11:05 pm , Chris said...

    No thanks needed, we always like post that are good, so keep up the good work.

    Yes I did see that article pretty interesting


  19. On October 27th, 2013 at 11:37 pm , Electramorhipism said...

    Yes. so true. The escape of the Game has definetly helped me thru tough times as well, and take out frustration when I couldn’t. Well written. thanks for sharing.

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