How 'bout that, a little positive press!

After the recent wave of press about deaths due to online gaming excesses and the surprising "new" phenomenon of online griefers (coined "cyber-bullies" by a pundits ever eager to drop a new catchphrase), the idea that MMO gaming might have positive benefits comes as a breath of fresh air:

Specifically, the report, which can be read in its entirety at Seriosity's official site, claims that MMORPG players exhibit proficiency in, "collaboration, self-organization, risk taking, openness, influence, how to earn incentives linked to performance and be flexible in the way they communicate."

Check out the writeup of the recent IBM / Seriosity study at Shacknews.

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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Jeff joined the Ten Ton Hammer team in 2004 covering EverQuest II, and he's had his hands on just about every PC online and multiplayer game he could since.