Monday January 23, 2017

BOOM! Headshot

Posted this weekend already, but worth repeating since retractions very rarely get the exposure of the original article... You guys may or may not remember that "study" from about 3 or 4 years ago, but it claimed that people that played video games were better real life shooters in terms of accuracy. Well, it has been recently retracted due to "irregularities" with its data. I have been a fairly avid shooter over the last decade, and I can tell you this, video games in no way have made me personally a better shot. That said, I will tell you that the recent VR shooters we have seen, like Hot Dogs, Horseshoes, and Hand Grenades, will absolutely make you more informed when it comes to how weapons function in the real world.

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Essentially, the study argues that players who played a violent video game focusing on headshots with a digital handgun were able to accurately score headshots on mannequins with real handguns afterward.