“Those video games will never apply to real life.” WRONG!

February 10, 2013 — Leave a comment

Imagine this: Your child is amazing at playing video games, much to your chagrin.  Your child spends hours on the games and has become especially adept at driving games.  Your child turns 16 and learns to drive a real car. Guess what, your child is actually a much better driver than other non-video-game playing kids. In fact, your child is so good, they aren’t allowed to race in amateur race series.

What?  (This moment you should be giving your head a shake).

While you read the details below, consider the following: “Child banned from provincial EQAO testing: Video game reading skills too high.”

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The game is called Grand Turismo and the very best players, selected at Nissan’s GT Academy are not allowed to race at British GT.

Why? Because the amateur racers are too fast! Read more here.

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