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[–] Inque_Yutani 5 points -4 points (+1|-5) ago  (edited ago)

I've been gaming since 1975, but I never looked to them for life lessons.

How many parts of real life require you to start over completely when you make a tiny mistake?


[–] PlasmaDistortion 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Patience and perseverance can be learned from many games. You can go back to your tic-tac-toe now.


[–] Inque_Yutani 4 points -3 points (+1|-4) ago  (edited ago)

Well I design spacecraft for a living so I understand those things quite well. Games are how I relax after doing that all day.

Playing Dishonored 2 at the moment if you must know.


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[–] FailedExperiment ago 

Start over completely? Not many. But there's lasting negative consequences for many things. Making a poor first impression. Acting selfishly.

The sheer black and white of "you beat the level" or "you died" is a simplified version and a somewhat extreme example young players can start to understand, and can be used as a foundation for explaining more nuanced and subtle stuff as they grow up.


[–] loofawah ago 

Tons. Remember a level is not the whole game. There are plenty of times when you have to restart 2 minute activities. For example: playing a song, writing a bad sentence, solving a math problem,