Games – a kind of emotional therapy?

Posted on Mar 5, 2012 in Browser Games, Online Games, Skill Games

Games – a kind of emotional therapy?
The pastor of a small parish in Kansas had encouraged believers to buy consoles for their children. After that he had opened consoles shop. It offered a modern Nintendo equipment in promotional and very attractive prices. It attracted attention of the local police – they were suspecting that all this equipment come from some illegal sources. Finally, it turned out that they were totally legal and their low price was because pastor covered significant cost of every console. Why he made it? As he said “Our research shows that teens who spend a lot of time playing any kind of games (browser games, skill games, racing games etc.), are less likely to get pregnant”.
Probably, Ogyen Trinley Dorje (Lama Karampa), a Buddhist and one of China’s most respected religious leaders would agree with him. This friendly, 24-year-old guy
has recently visited India, where he gave a lecture about the dangers of the modern world. What could be surprising, he spoke very positively about games: “I see it as a kind of the emotional therapy. When someone is full of negative feelings and thoughts should reach for computer games, they help to reduce internal tension and get rid of the negative emotions”.