I just realised that I didn't post a weekly highlights last week, so I didn't get to say Happy New Year readers!
This week's highlights are all related to the positive aspects of gaming.
Tome of the Ancient linked a post from Mataoka of Sugar and Blood about "Level up life: Gaming can Enhance your Reality". Basically it's talking about how you act in the real world how you would act in a game. It's called "Game transfer phenomenon" - and examples would be like crossing the road in Frogger, waving your arm to open the door like in some Wii game, or turning your steering wheel in a Mario Kart type manoeuvre (which was what the author of the article did and it saved their life.. maybe). It is quite a positive article, talking about enhanced hand-eye coordination, and perception and cognition.
Big Bear Butt talked about Bears and Cubs. It's about BBB giving his young son WoW for Christmas. Because he let his son play a trial account, and his son didn't like it anymore because it didn't do what Dad's account does - talk to people, make a Worgen, can't trade, can't be in a guild. So BBB took advantage of the Christmas sale over at Blizzard and got the whole lot for $35. I love how he talked about his son playing. It reminded me of my daughter playing WoW, and she is younger than BBB's son. That article I wrote was ages ago! I hope she likes WoW too when she is that age. But how could she not, when mummy is on it all the time?