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Windows 7: Are computer gamers less likely to go to university?

10 Apr 2011   #11
mickey megabyte

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10 Apr 2011   #12
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Yes and we have all seen what the smart people have done to this planet play on brothers
And while you're playing on brother, pause for a second and wonder who made it possible for you to play...
A Harvard drop out
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10 Apr 2011   #13
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And they got to Harvard in the first place because... ?
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11 Apr 2011   #14
RST101

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Common sense should be the denominator here and not a singular academic course.

Ask a brain surgeon to fix your car, ask an accountant to do your plumbing, ask a lawyer to install windows seven, ask a doctor to do your decorating........ you get my drift......

Useless study that holds no weight at all.................

Is gaming not classed as skill?
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11 Apr 2011   #15
Maguscreed

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It depends to some extent what games you are playing, they represent problem solving and real time strategy. This is something that generally needs to be learned through both repetition and experience. I'm personally not the biggest fan of how education is formatted to begin with.

I agree with this for the most part.


I know it's nearly 12 minutes, but I honestly believe anyone that watches it will be just a little better for the experience.
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11 Apr 2011   #16
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Buddahfan View Post
Not what pre-college gamers probably want to hear but the results of this study don't surprise me.

Is it a bad thing not to go to college?

As I recall Gates was a college drop-out.
I love how this keeps getting flogged. Yeah, let's keep talking about the exception to the rule and ignore the vast majority of those who also dropped out and never made it anywhere.

Back on topic, I don't know about the study but if their sample is "gamers who don't do anything else" then it doesn't sound too far fetched. Actually, any one activity to the exclusion of everything else is never a good thing. It's especially easy to get carried away with playing video games unlike say sporting activities (because you quit when you get tired, obviously, whereas you can sit your ass in front of your tv all day long).
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11 Apr 2011   #17
knk17forever

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17,000 people is a very small number for any study...

Success in university is based on desire, willingness to learn, willingness to study, good study habits, and the ability to pay tuition and books etc.
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11 Apr 2011   #18
fseal

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by knk17forever View Post
17,000 people is a very small number for any study...

Success in university is based on desire, willingness to learn, willingness to study, good study habits, and the ability to pay tuition and books etc.
Yes, the cause and effect that is implied here may be backwards.

The /type of people/ that play huge amounts of video games are more likely the /type of people/ that were not going to university in the first place.

In other words the cause of not reading and the cause of not going to university are likely to be some other root cause (I.e. The type of person for whom learning is not a driving force in life) and the correllation of one to the other is not in itself meaningful.
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19 Apr 2011   #19
archer

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Nice thread and nice question.......anyways my friend i have completed my college and I am a gamer.......so, we here at Win7forum declare this study(gamers dont go to college) fake.....
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19 Apr 2011   #20
ignatzatsonic

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The fetish for going to college has resulted in a general dumbing down of the curriculum at most US universities. Grade inflation at all levels of the education ladder is another result.

I've run into many US college graduates that are surprised that cities in New Mexico have zip codes, "just like they do in the United States".

That would never have happened 30 or 40 years ago, but now the world is littered with dumb-ass college graduates.

God forbid anyone would take pride in being the best butcher, baker, or candlestick maker and say to hell with college? But fetishes are hard to resist.

Honestly, who needs more people who can't pass the New Mexico zip code test?
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