#VideoGameLessonsLearned is trending on twitter. Since it’s twitter, some of them are repugnant. But some of them are awesome. Here are a few of my favorites:

Last time my fiancé and I were playing WoW, he asked me, “Why am I burning?”

Treasure for sure.

See, video games can be inspirational.

For real life these are called “tutorials” or “instructions” and they’re magic: you read them and gain knowledge.

Here’s one for parents:

The only saved games I have from when I was a kid are on a CD that requires a Mac from the 90s to run. I think I’m safe on this one.

Finally, mine:

If video games taught me anything, it’s that you should stuff your pack with everything you can until you become encumbered. Even then, you might need that old coffee maker. Better hold onto it and walk slowly.

What have you learned from video games?

Cover image from The Longest Journey, a game in my top 5.

3 thoughts on “Video Game Lessons Learned

  1. Those are some pretty good video-game lessons!

    Hm. If I think about it I could probably come up with a list. But I will just say two:

    1) You are probably better at something than you thought.

    Ok, maybe this doesn’t quite fit as it needs some explanation. English is my secondary language and reading sites and playing video-games helped me a lot to build my vocabulary towards the years. Even then when I started to talk with people online via forums and MMOs, I didn’t have much confidence in my english and would often end posts with the phrase “Sorry for my bad english. It isn’t my native language” or some such. It took a while but I soon grew confident enough on my ability to write in english. I don’t have as much confidence in the actual speaking or hearing portion but it is something I am sure I could work on too. 🙂

    2) The journey may be long but the destination is always worth it.

    I think this one doesn’t need any explanation. 😉

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    1. I’m sure this doesn’t need to be said, but your English is phenomenal! I never would have guessed it was a second language.

      I also think the journey can be just as fun as the destination. 😸

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      1. Thank you. 🙂

        And yeah, I agree with that too, specially for MMOs. I guess I phrased it the way I did because I just finished Yakuza 6. I just wanted to get to the end of the story there but I was putting it away to finish some side content which was taking longer than I expected. At the end I decided to ignore that content for now and finish the game and it was so worth it.

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