I wrote this article for The Guardian’s online student section. It questions whether computer games can help you succeed and gain valuable skills as you relax.
There’s an exert below, but the full article can be found here.
“Finding a way to wind down in your spare time is crucial to getting through the stresses of university. Some students go for walk, others like a drink. I like to take on wave after wave of murderous adversaries.
“That’s right, when I need to relax, I find solace in computer games. It might sound crazy, but I’m here to tell you that even that hour spent playing mini-golf online could be helping your studies in the long run.”