Can Video Games Make You Smarter?

Can Video Games Make You Smarter?

Are video games good for you?
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  1. Wah_shee_ on October 31, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Too much of anything is bad. Indeed , I agree. Moderate playing video game is good for you because games is good for your brain and can improve your cognitive activity.

  2. dora Liu on October 31, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    2:12 wow! ”This is really small writing. If you can can read this you probably have great eyes. Wow, good for you!”

  3. SHUDHANSHU SHEKHAR SINGH on October 31, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Hard to believe ASAP science copied a ted talk -_+

  4. Hmmm ??? on October 31, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Now I get why my DAD never says that video games is bad for me
    He said just don’t get addicted

  5. Trigger Random on October 31, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    now make "the advantages of playing MOBA game" please use League of legends as a video reference 😀

  6. Re- Blitz on October 31, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Me and my friend played Minecraft from 12 pm to 1:00 am

  7. Wasifa Zainab on October 31, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    My 11 year old younger brother is addicted to video games. He can play for many hours a day! My mother and I have found that this much playing has made him aggressive and short-tempered. Does playing video games can make young kids aggressive?

  8. Random YouTube fellow on October 31, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Gaming is good but if you are addicted it’s not easy to manage time. So try everything in life and don’t believe teachers and parents discouraging you to not play games

  9. Danny Roik on October 31, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Wow how did I come across this?. I am so confused on all this nonsense 🤔🤭😂…

  10. JustAPersonOkay on October 31, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    I barely cant concentrate because my brain keeps thinking about games


  11. Aaron Zeph Cabebe on October 31, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    School 10%
    Youtube 90%
    Video games 100%

  12. iRaymond XD on October 31, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    I know that Games can help You !
    Games are more smarther that the ones who don’t play
    Also i play Like 5-7 hours per day
    I just love Forghet abouth the outside world and live in My world , a World when i can be Anythink ,do Anythink , Anywhere and any time .
    Games help me :
    ~1 Be more faster in vision
    ~ 2 Never give up
    ~ 3 My choices matter Sometimes
    ~ 4 I can be a Different person If i want to
    ~ 5 Learn more and better English
    ( Before i was knowing English not to much but since i was playing 5-7 hours per day Games that are speaking in English,Was help me at School and around
    ~ 6 Fight is not always the good choise to end Something
    ~ 7 Support and respect those who cares abouth You
    ~ 8 Teach me how to fight how to self -deffend how to survive in a World
    ~ 9 Being more smarther that others People who don’t play
    ~ 10 Understand the story more better
    ~ 11 Increae your IQ
    ~ 12 Teach You how to survive
    ~ 13 let You Explore a World when You can do whatever You want (NO RULES)
    ~ 14 Sometimes Virtual Charachter are much better that the real world People
    Just Like Joel(TLOU) Arthur Morgan ( RDR2) and much more….
    ~ 15 Teach You a life lesson
    ~ 16 Somethimes You can make Greate Friends in online miltiplayer
    ~ 17 Be more carefull im My suroundings
    ~ 18 Always calculate / analize your actions (concecuencess) Before take a step foward
    ~ 19 Help You form stress
    ~ 20 Are healty
    ~ 21 Are FUN
    ~ 22 Better that Real life (Somethimes )
    ~ 23 You can’t die and always came back
    ~ 24 Games are more that just Games …..
    Games are Home to gamers
    Games Teach You , can help You
    Can help You care abouth others
    Can help You decide the Best thing
    When we play
    Is Like we teleport in that game and the Charachter that we control is US
    Ie Like You can feel that world ,those Charachter’s those emotiones and experience some stories….


  13. Jonathan Madi on October 31, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Too much of your videos is bad. what? too much of anything is bad.
    too much of living is bad too. even too much of being dead is bad.

  14. Naitri Patel on October 31, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Smarter or cyborg?

  15. Surajpandey 109 on October 31, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Lol I showed this video to my mom

  16. CE Yakuza on October 31, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    The color part is not that hard
    Its just.

    I cant tell what color it is

  17. Milan Koščica on October 31, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    1:30 5-10 HOURS?! I play 7 goddamn hours a day dude!

  18. ガチGacha Girraffee on October 31, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Ppft saying rookiee is 5-10 week ahahaha nah

    Mah dude thats noobie thats like an kiddo gets to play

    Yo better play like 10 per day or more

  19. Black Rose on October 31, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    I learned how to spell, read, and speak better from video games. Not to mention escape horror video games(Slendrina Granny etc, not the greatest but still good) have made it easier for me to solve mysteries/problems, which honestly makes most books pretty boring because I can solve it really quickly!

  20. Hιʀoツ on October 31, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Video games made me like Albert einsteins Daughter
    But sometimes they make me rage like Tyler1

  21. John Smith on October 31, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    This confirmed what I have just realized. That if one had to choose, between watching your average ‘Show’ vs. playing an interactive online strategy game, the benefit lays on the side of video games. Yay.

  22. mohammad nouri on October 31, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    isn’t there any subtitles? your videos are great for english classes ,add subtitles too plz

  23. Canal de Anninha on October 31, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    why if we freeze something very cold, if we break it, it breaks into pieces?

  24. Troy Day by Day on October 31, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    my balance is sports and video games video game a few hours on week days sports 4 hours on week days on week end 5-8 hours sports on weekend 2-3 hours

  25. deadcoolplayz on October 31, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Is it ok to game every day after school

  26. Livia Hochschorner on October 31, 2019 at 6:05 pm


  27. c__phenix on October 31, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    I play 6 hour a day every day . Let’s pump those hours

  28. Miles Monaco on October 31, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Play kaizo games for 5 hours a day. you’ll have ridiculous reaction time.

  29. Kepler-22b on October 31, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    we saw this in 2nd period.

  30. ShadowKhiz on October 31, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    I almost fully completed the multiple dot game but on the very last one, I missed one.


  31. marki cat on October 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    If on planes its not allowed to smoke why is there tiny smoke trashes???

  32. Nibba 45 on October 31, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Video games makes me smarter except for fortnite

  33. talha shahbaz noor on October 31, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    I just wanna show this to my mom

  34. YuriGamerYT on October 31, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Well i learn some things

    Sand becomes glass/ice – Minecraft
    A person can survive a small time without the brain – Surgeon Simulator
    Coding – Some tutorials

  35. Aletha Isaack on October 31, 2019 at 6:18 pm


  36. a p r i c o t *_* on October 31, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Actually yes. I learnt alot of things from minecraft. Like different types of rocks and animals.

  37. Minecraft Butterfly on October 31, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    If you wanna spend your life being a gamer, so what? As long as it doesn’t effect anyone else, you’re fine with me.

    If it’s what truly makes you happy, do it!

  38. 67TIGER on October 31, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    i learned how to a architect in minecraft 🙂

  39. matsukuo WANG on October 31, 2019 at 6:20 pm


  40. Fatal3monkey0 on October 31, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Tbh I have no life and play video games all day and I am the fastest one at my school and I have 20 20 vision

  41. Earthworm Sally on October 31, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Yes if it a decently complexed game of that requires some startegy it will make you think about ways to complete or win the game so i guess its yes

  42. Nao Sh on October 31, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Is video game addict good or bad ? Cause I feel like I’m no longer enjoying my life when I stop playing games for a week or is it normal for everyone?

  43. Ricky Hawlen on October 31, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    I’m an asian. And 2 years ago i had crappy grammar and i couldn’t even spell"grammar".
    Guess where i learnt English?
    Videogames. Also the english class.

  44. The girl who likes to talk on October 31, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    I use to not know how to read but I will play my fav game called rolblox I started to sound out the words people were saying and I started to read when I told my mom and dad they were shocked but they think I was lieing but when my mom was fairing me shopping I was reading out load wheat the sigh a of stores were called my mom was asking how did I start reading so good I said rolblox! And my mom told everybody in my family about this reading I can do and so now I can read I am makeing story’s for my family and school and I’m happy to say u can learn a lot from video games 🙂

  45. DS_ narly on October 31, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Now time to show it to my dad

  46. Lalita Debbarma on October 31, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    While I was playing games ,some one came near me and I was seeing someone else and trying to shoot someone else but I tracked 6-7 objects and I saw him and killed him.1 play 11 hours a day

  47. Bedy15 on October 31, 2019 at 6:29 pm


  48. Scott Lang-lee on October 31, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    and we all thought video games were bad and rot your brain! lol

  49. Johnny Rocketz on October 31, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I guess I’m a genius then

  50. Robert's Channel on October 31, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Why do we fart

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