Parents: Mind games Computer games are good for kids!
“That fixated look the kids get is a look of focus, not of being a zombie,” says Steven Johnson, author and lecturer in interactive telecommunications at New York University. “It’s a brain working hard.”
The article goes on to look at things like the increasing IQ levels (among American Teenagers), which are linked to increasing use of computer games. However, he points out that the games should be age appropriate, and suggests that games like Sim City, Black & White, & the Nintendo Zelda games are good for mind skills.