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Comic 223 - Games Cause Literacy

Posted on Wednesday, the 19th of October at 12:00 AM, 2016 in 2016

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DanVzare Wed, 19. Oct 12:00 AM, 2016 edit delete
I've actually seen articles and such, complaining that games make kids illiterate. And I just shake my head in disappointment at how ignorant some people can be.

I mean, someone actually learnt to read playing Day of the Tentacle. As a matter of fact, apparently adventure games have helped quite a few people become good readers.

Now you might argue that games nowadays all have voice overs, and that means you don't have to read them anymore, which means now they're making you illiterate.
Except that couldn't be further from the truth.

The aforementioned Day of the Tentacle had a voice pack. All the characters on it spoke, you didn't even need subtitles on (although if you're a true adventure game enthusiast, you would have subtitles on no matter what).

Not only that, but a lot of games nowadays still don't have voice overs. Just looking at Pokemon proves that. And Pokemon is one of the most popular franchises for children out there. Just behind Call of Duty.

Almost all games still require the ability to read quite heavily. If anything, games are making everyone a better reader. And if they aren't, then I'm pretty sure all the reading and writing we do online, is doing the job.

Although I've been preaching to the choir here haven't I?
Ah well, at least I got to share my thoughts. :)