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Violent video games touted as learning tool

Now, there's an ongoing debate about violence in video games (and violent media in general). It's a good debate, and one I'm not going to get into here. Here's what I'm going to focus on- the last paragraph of that story (from Daphne Bavelier, author of the study in question).

"As you know, most of us females just hate those action video games," she said. "You don't have to use shooting. You can use, for example, a princess which has a magic wand and whenever she touches something, it turns into a butterfly and sparkles."

...

/slow, extended blink

Please. Please, please, PLEASE be joking, Dr. Bavelier. Because if not, what the actual fuck.

Signed,
me and half of my Warcraft guild.

ETA: Edited for coherence.
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