How video games help solve real-world problems faster

February 1, 2021

You might be an occasional gamer, breaking out the PlayStation, Xbox, or PC when you need to give your brain a break. But, did you know that video games help solve real-world problems faster?

As the famous game developer and researcher, Jane McGonigal noted in her TEDTalk, gamers are out-of-the-box problem solvers. Why? Because, as she claims, gamers spend roughly 80% of their time failing while playing video games. Interestingly enough, constant failure makes one person quite the task in other aspects of life – but gamers are pleased with it. The more they fail, the harder they try to correct their failures and complete the task (or mission).

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