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Can Video Games Make You Smarter?

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Text Comments (13718)
Majorgaming (5 hours ago)
This makes me feel better about myself because I do other things beside playing video games all day.
michael angelo dato (8 hours ago)
Gamers... Who rage... That was the noob ones... Haha
SuperBran (17 hours ago)
*_-yee-_*
SuperBran (17 hours ago)
*hi*
THE LAST PHEONIX (1 day ago)
Finally found a video on why vidoe games are good! They improved my life alot while I was in my dyselxic stage of my life(3 or 4 years ago coming up to now). Now I can show my mom this video.
Broken Windows (1 day ago)
Video games made me speak English fluently like if it did that same to you!
UnderClap YT (2 days ago)
i solve the problems by .600+ ms
bananabro 1 9 1 (2 days ago)
Yes i do...... i learn science and history about games
OoChriso (3 days ago)
My friend plays video games but he's blind. So he didn't get any of the challenges. This vid is worng
Dark n00dl (4 days ago)
Now did anyone notice in the small writing that it says “can” twice?
Bryan Tjhai (5 days ago)
I think in my holidays ini play 16-17 hours of games a day and sometimes I have headaches when I watch my ipad
DragonStillPlayzYT (6 days ago)
5 to 10 hours? 24-7 man
Single Potato (7 days ago)
lololololol I play more than 10 hours of Video Games a week ahahahahah not hard!!
WoLfGyT 1731270 (7 days ago)
2018?
9Lvl Mlg (8 days ago)
and video games are good for meh
9Lvl Mlg (8 days ago)
science technlogy. video game also can make you smarter which the game just like the school
Nug get (10 days ago)
Who could read the small writing? I could
Chidalu Augustine (12 days ago)
I am a great gamer.......it has positive and negative effect!
COFFEY HEYWOOD (13 days ago)
I play so much like from 7 to 1 or 2 pm
{RG} coolguy 246 (14 days ago)
Well er... Fortnite teaches me how to kill people.
stephen flesch (15 days ago)
I hate when people say that video games make people violent. That is simply untrue. Anyone who is smarter than a 2 year old will know that it's just a game and you shouldn't shoot people in real life. And even if they DID turn violent, you can't just point a finger at the game itself, because things like mental conditions could have caused such a reaction. On top of this, that sort of thing happening is still extremely rare. So please, don't blame all video games, and video games alone for "causing violence", because it's not the game's fault. It's the person playing it. It's like saying "all cars are bad because people don't know how to drive and crash them". It just doesn't make sense. It emotionally hurts me that people actually want us gamers gone. I'm looking at you, Miss "my child turned violent because he played a violent video game." Maybe if you actually acknowledged the game's M rating, you would have thought twice about letting your 4 year old play it. This was very ranty, but felt good to get it out.
Lord Death (18 days ago)
Minecraft makes you smarter.
Dimitrios Kanlis (18 days ago)
Checkmate Mom.
Usual Nothing (18 days ago)
i plzy videogames like 8 hours a day or 5, idk why but i read very fast and im very smart
Donut Wizard (19 days ago)
**sees video** **sends to mom**
Donut Wizard (19 days ago)
Oh well duh! My typing skills really improved on ROBLOX!
please subscribe me (19 days ago)
Ok
Rodri pro (20 days ago)
Thanks to cs go i learned you run faster with a knife hehe
Miicro (20 days ago)
Answer: YES
Something Maybe (21 days ago)
I watch videos from 20-15 hours almost everyday Help me
Amardeo Ramgeawan (22 days ago)
is being in a relationship good or bad?
*I feel smarter*
Tim Edward Amelo (23 days ago)
So Proud here YAHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
Hindustan Gaming (23 days ago)
What will happen, if a doctor sucks in videogames?
Luchas VlogDK (23 days ago)
I learned english via videogames
Jake Hehe im obese (24 days ago)
Minecraft made me smarter
SULEMAN NASIR (24 days ago)
I only play coc
Darsheel Shinde (24 days ago)
My parents tell me not to play videogames . This is a good answer why I should
MysticRain (24 days ago)
Video games improved social skills. I gained friends and popularity too!
Aholf Ditler (24 days ago)
I deleted all my games on pc bcz I have too much studies and no time :( but I still play brain teaser games on mobile
QuickeySpeed boi (24 days ago)
its now a disorder
Aholf Ditler (24 days ago)
5-10 hours a week *You gotta pump those numbers up, those are rookie numbers*
Young xSushi (25 days ago)
I play a disgusting amount every week
Erik Moss (25 days ago)
@0:27 Hi Steve! 🖐
Miloš Ć. 4 (25 days ago)
mfw i learn more stuff in games that i use than school
Nathan M (26 days ago)
gamer as a surgoen surgoen: uh he died restart nurse:he's dead!!
BLACK HOLE (27 days ago)
But minecraft has education edition Then We can learn from minecraft I love science
alper dikmen (28 days ago)
uuuuuhhhhh i play 5 to 10 hours per day is that a problem?
Saiki Kusuo (29 days ago)
Is roblox a videogame? Because i think it is.
Debraj Saikia (29 days ago)
Gamers for Life #T#UG £!FE
Anpanade_Normal (29 days ago)
Video Games Made Me Type Faster
Dat Stoplight (29 days ago)
don’t tempt me to get a console
Noah Harb (29 days ago)
Video games can improve intelligence if they are strategic. Too much time on any type is a common issue.
BluCreeper13 (29 days ago)
One of my friends are only allowed to play video games one hour... every *WEEK*
Squidnugget77 (29 days ago)
I play maybe 4 hours a day xD
Gambling guy 568 (29 days ago)
I’m on Xbox , pc ,mobile
Awesome Pow (1 month ago)
I've played and beat OLDTV so I solved the color word thing pretty easily.
Chan RuiJie (1 month ago)
I am a gamer yeah
stella kim (1 month ago)
I tracked all 5 dots but i dont play vidio games
lucario gamer (1 month ago)
THIS IS WHY I PLAY FORTNITE
Dat_Mahanth_Guy (1 month ago)
amazing
Gmone glare (1 month ago)
If assassins creed can teach me history than yes they can...
DannyGzzi (1 month ago)
Yay i passed everthing
An Incredible Wagon (1 month ago)
PLaying video games have saved ME from deppresion and anxiety, I wasn't really good at English at first since im Indian. But after playing Games with international friends I became better not only in ENglish but also typing and writing. 1.Better Reflexes 2.Faster at Strategies 3.Better attention these was with the help of video games. And by video games I mean INTENSE multiplayer online games. Since games like Mario , Mincraft wont help anything. Playing video games also can make GREAT memories with friends
Violet Vibes (1 month ago)
When I'm older I would like if my children played videogames cuz some Dan really bring a famiky together, but other than maybe family night or holidays thy would only be aloud to play an hour and a half.
LMGamer 36 (1 month ago)
Mario 64 made me go math
JonZ (1 month ago)
More fortnite
LololBunny roblox (1 month ago)
i learned english from video games and my parents
Kanoddle Lacker (1 month ago)
Video games help your hand-eye
UpAndDownGaming (1 month ago)
Now i feel like i should play more video games cuz i rarley play them
Leo Cuenca (1 month ago)
5 to 10 hours geez that's still not a gamer a gamer plays at the time they wake up in the morning and stop when going to bed at night
TNT kostaja (1 month ago)
1:36 BOI I PLAY 5-10 HOURS A DAY!
Bianca Bianca (1 month ago)
Where to they get all there information
Hyperfire (1 month ago)
Lmao, I learned too much from Minecraft. Now I know so many things about nature. And my Mom says I get dumber if I get a 2DS.
morgan freeman (1 month ago)
Took me half a second to indentify the colors
i'm Chantal (1 month ago)
Ive been playing video games for years. It helped me developing the english language and also to focus more. But its also a distraction to my homework cuz its addictive, so i dont know if its better if u play games or not :p
SKmudonja X (1 month ago)
I learned english bcs of league of legends
LukeWarmPlayz (1 month ago)
Try to play the game of life I found a cheat code......
R Kumar (1 month ago)
*Can I play pubg?? *Is it good playing games becoz according to me , our mind is confined in a small screen ,our brain works in a same format , rght?? I want a video explaining my doubts
Emman Cardano (1 month ago)
My Dad believes Video Games or Gaming doesn't help me or others, he also believes that I learn nothing from it. Help me. Maybe there are more things about Gaming that I could brag about to my Dad. P.S. I'm wanting to take Game Development as a course for my college.
Soul Stealer (1 month ago)
This text is really small...if u can read it u have great eyes thank you!
Gracie Haluska (1 month ago)
i dont play games that much i play 1-2 hours a day if im alowed
nassima BENALIA (1 month ago)
Thank you for putting the Broklie BUT DON'T SAY THAT TO MY BROKLIE
iNeonHs (1 month ago)
ok, go and tell that to my mom
Marshall The Catholic (1 month ago)
No, it makes u depressed
Yook Ming Lew (1 month ago)
How long is it physically possible to play a game for? (With other requirements such as food, water toilet etc.)
JDRoboticsGaming (1 month ago)
Pffft... 50 years a day bro.
Pikartz (1 month ago)
lol i learned english mostly in minecraft and i remember when i do styles like this "Hey Are You Good I Am Good You Are Many Times Cool" xd but i barely play that game now ._.
chaitanya kilari (1 month ago)
I play 8hr a week
Jak Paul (1 month ago)
I play 8 hours a day
Gaming nerd (1 month ago)
Ummm I play way more than 5-10 hours a week I play 31 hours on an below average week
Bryce Fields (1 month ago)
A play 15 hours a day!
Bryce Fields (1 month ago)
To much of anything is bad? What about AIR
Spencer Tom (1 month ago)
Nice title😂
Heh Minecraft steve
Dominickname 123 (1 month ago)
I play minecraft 12 hours a day and I read 2x faster
Yuki the car guy (1 month ago)
So are osu! players on god tier level?
tangy_ plays (1 month ago)
Helps my eye sight
omar salameh (1 month ago)
I can finally show this to my parents and the will be speechless
ZACK181 XD (1 month ago)
I am a gamer!!
Xboxgfgi2 (1 month ago)
1.4k dislikes are from parents lol

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